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Indian languages


New book tells story of India through its languages

April 18, 2021 11:12 pm

The book got high praises from eminent historian Romila Thapar and award-winning journalist-author Tony Joseph

Dothraki, Valyrian creator on why language is the world's greatest invention

October 10, 2019 7:40 am

David Peterson wants the world to realise languages are not just tools, and that learning them will only benefit people.

Display credits of serials in Hindi, regional languages too, I&B ministry tells TV channels

June 14, 2019 5:18 pm

The ministry said the move is aimed at enhancing the outreach and benefit TV viewers of the country.

Through an oral literature festival, a bid to save languages of the Northeast

June 08, 2019 5:01 pm

At heart of The Listener, a performative oral literature festival, is a more noble cause: archiving and preserving the lesser-known languages of one of the richest and most diverse language families in the world

Languages and civilisation

April 05, 2019 12:30 am

The need of the hour is to promote, protect and modernise India’s classical languages

Telugu fastest growing language in the US

October 22, 2018 6:21 pm

Out of the most commonly spoken South Asian languages in the United States, Hindi is first, followed by Urdu, Gujarati and then Telugu. Last year there were more than 400,000 Telugu speakers in the US.

More than 19,500 mother tongues spoken in India: Census

July 01, 2018 2:13 pm

There are 121 languages which are spoken by 10,000 or more people in India, which has a population of 121 crore, the report said.

The ‘older-than-Bengali’ Assamese script now a step closer to getting digital recognition

June 26, 2018 10:46 am

The ISO recommendation to rename the “Bengali” script as “Bengali/Assamese” script in the Unicode comes after a meeting in London on Friday — and years of struggle by different quarters of the Assamese society, both in India and abroad.

Behind the languages you speak, a complex link to who you are

March 24, 2018 7:38 pm

Describing somebody as an owl (‘ullu’) will have very different implications in Hindi and English: the same person will be thought to be wise and bookish in English and a fool in Hindi.

780 Indian languages surveyed and documented by PLSI, next aim to document 6000 world languages

August 03, 2017 10:23 pm

The next step, Dr GN Devy added would be the "Global Languages Survey." Under this approximately 6000 languages being spoken across the globe will be surveyed and documented before it slips into oblivion. "India will be only country in the world with such a big repository of world languages," he added. The survey will be completed by 2022.