Gujarat, Diu-Daman aur Dadra–Nagar Haveli ki Bhashayen, Volume 9, Part 1 (Hindi) - Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan (BBLS)
G. N. Devy (Chief Editor), Kanji Patel (Ed.) and Kiran Singh (Tr.)
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The People’s Linguistic Survey of India provides an overview of the extant and dying languages of India, as perceived by their speakers. It is the culmination of a nation-wide survey of languages, documented by linguists, writers, social activists and, most importantly, members of different speech communities. The work chronicles the evolution of these languages until 2011, and incorporates their socio-political and cultural dimensions. Critically, it encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the languages.

Gujarat, with the longest coastline in the country, is also one of the largest states of India. The union territory of Diu–Daman and Dadra–Nagar Haveli is closely associated with the state as well. Due to years of migratory influences, this vast area is a melting pot of people, cultures and languages, and this makes it uniquely diverse. Though Gujarati is spoken by the majority, there are a number of languages that make up the linguistic matrix. This volume of the Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan (PLSI) : Gujarat, DiuDaman aur DadraNagar Haveli ki Bhashayen (volume nine, part one) sheds light on not just Gujarati and its varieties, but also other Scheduled and Non-Scheduled languages, Tribal languages, and most importantly, the languages of Denotified, Nomadic and Coastal communities in use in the state as well as the union territory. It is hoped that the volume will draw attention to the distinct linguistic environment and the harmony with which these languages coexist in this part of the country.

The Editors
G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh. There, he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shri, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Kanji Patel is former Director, Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh, and a prominent poet and fiction writer in Gujarati. His poetry collections include Janpad, Dungardev, Desh and Dharatina Vachan and his best-known fiction work is Dahelu (translated in English as Rear Verandah). He received the Katha Award in 1996 and the Dhumketu Prize in 2008 for his literary contributions. He also organised the Kaleshwari Mela (1998 to 2017) in Mahisagar district to provide a platform for cultural expression to Denotified Tribes and Adivasis from across India.

Kiran Singh is Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Coordinator of Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Center, Auro University, Surat, India. She is an educator, researcher, and translator with a special focus on comparative literature, critical theory, and integral education for higher education.

भारतीय भाषा लोक सर्वेक्षण The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
राष्ट्रीय सम्पादक मंडल The National Editorial Collective
ग्रंथमाला List of Volumes
आभार Acknowledgements
समर्पण Dedication
भूमिका Foreword
मुख्य सम्पादकीय A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
सम्पादकीय Introduction to the Volume
अनुवादकीय Translator's Note
पाठकों से निवेदन An Appeal to Readers
भारतीय भाषा वितरण - जनगणना 2011 के आधार पर language Distribution
गुजरात में बोली जाने वाली प्रमुख अनुसूचित भाषाओं का प्रतिशत (Pie-chart)
गुजरात में बोली जाने वाली प्रमुख अनुसूचित भाषाओं का प्रतिशत : 1971 से 1999 और 1999 से 2011 तक हुआ द्विदशकीय बदलाव(Pie-chart)
सहयोगी लेखकों की सूची Contributors to the Volume
अकारादि क्रम में भाषाओं के नाम List of Languages Covered in this Volume

भाग I: प्रमुख अनुसूचित भाषा  Major Scheduled Language
1.  गुजराती   Gujarati
     I.    गुजराती
   II.  गुजराती भाषा-भाषी
 III. गुजराती भाषा-अभ्यास
 IV. गुजराती के प्रादेशिक एवं सामाजिक भाषा-रूप  The Regional and Social Varieties of Gujarati
        i. चरोतरी  Charotari
       ii. पट्टणी    Pattani
      iii. मेघवाल  Meghwal
     iv. सूरती  Surati
      v. सौराष्ट्री  Saurashtri
     vi. हालारी  Halari
V.     साहित्य  Literature
VII.  रंगमंच   Theatre
VIII. चित्रपट  Cinema

भाग II: अन्य अनुसूचित भाषाएँ  Other Scheduled languages
2. उर्दू   Urdu
3. सिंधी  Sindhi
जतकी  Jataki
मुतवकी  Mutwaki
मेमणी Memni
भाग III:    अन्य महत्त्वपूर्ण भाषाएँ  Other Important Non-scheduled Languages
4. अरबी  Arabic
5. ईरानी   Irani
6. कच्छी   Kutchi
7. फारसी  Persian (Farsi)
भाग IV:  आदिवासी समूह की भाषाएँ  Tribal Languages
8. आबुंडी  Ambudi
9. ऐराणी  Airani
10. कठाली-वसावी  Kathali-Vasavi
11. काथोडी  Kathodi
12. कुंकणा  Kunkana
13. कोटली  Kotli
14. कोटवाली  Kotwali
15. गरासिया  Garasia
16. गामीत  Gamit
17. गोरपा  Gorpa
18. चारणी  Charni
19. चौधरी  Chaudhari
20. डांगी  Dangi
21. डुंगराभीली  Dungara Bhili
22. डुंगरीभीली  Dungri Bhili
23. ढोडिया  Dhodia
24. तडवी  Tadvi
25. तलाविया राठोड  Talavia Rathod
26. देहवाली  Dehwali
27. पंचमहाली भीली  Panchmahali Bhili
28. मावची  Mavchi
29. वाघेरी  Vagheri
30. वारली  Varli
31. राठवी  Rathvi
32. सिदी  Siddi
भाग V: विमुक्त और घुमंतू समुदाय की भाषाएँ The languages of Denotified and Nomadic Communities

33. चामठी  Chamthi
34. डफेर  Dafer
35. थोरी  Thori
36. नायकी  Nayaki
37. बंजारी  Banjari
38. बहुरूपी  Bahurupi
39. भांतु  Bhantu
40. मदारी  Madari
41. मीर-मरासी  Mir-Mirasi
42. वादी  Vadi
43. संधि  Sandhi
भाग VI:  समुद्रतटीय समुदाय की भाषाएँ The languages of Coastal Communities
44. कोलघा  Kolgha
45. कोली  Koli
46. खारवा  Kharava
47. मांगेली  Mangeli
48. मेर   Mer
परिशिष्ट I - मानचित्र    Appendix - I Maps
परिशिष्ट II -  लेखक-अनुवादक परिचय   Appendix - II Author/Translator’s Introduction

 शब्द-अनुक्रमणिका   Index

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