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The declining power of Babel

By July 31, 2016No Comments

Nearly 300 languages have gone extinct in the country since the time of independence.

Close to 800 languages and dialects exist across India, according to the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, an independent study conducted by Bhasha Research Centre, an NGO, under the leadership of Sahitya Akademi award-winning writer Dr. G.N. Devy. Reviewing the findings of the four-year survey that began in 2010, involving 3,000 scholars, researchers and historians, Dr. Devy suggests support for ‘linguistic cities’, just as for Smart Cities.

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