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NRI linguist identifies new dialect in Bihar: ‘Mithilanchal Urdu’

Prof. Mohammad Warsi Patna/Darbhanga/St Louis, USA: a Bihari, a son of the soil, an NRI from Darbhanga has gone and done a job that we Biharis need to further continue. He has been able to define, discover and identify a separate dialect in Bihar’s Darbhanga. Those who come from small town Bihar may now begin to hypothesize the existence of several other dialects in different parts of the state. it is of course for an expert to decide if the find is a real one, and the alleged dialect to use legalese is actually one. Most often dialect speakers find a name for their dialect, but clearly at times,... 

Educational Concerns of the Muzaffarpur Muslims

Educational Concerns of the Muzaffarpur Muslims By Mohammad Sajjad L S College, Muzaffarpur In the 1570s, a general of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar, named, Muzaffar Khan Turbati had stationed his army at a place in Tirhut (Bihar) to chase the Afghan rebels who had taken shelter in the foothills (Tarai) of Nepal. This gave rise to a market. In the 18th century, Syed Raza Khan Muzaffar Jung, developed it into a town, naming it after himself, called it Muzaffarpur. In 1782, it was made the headquarters of the district of Tirhut, which included Darbhanga also. In 1875, Darbhanga became a separate... 

Enrolment by Hindu students in madrassas for higher education on increase in Bihar: a welcome sign!

Enrolment by Hindu students in madrassas for higher education on increase in Bihar: a welcome sign! 2011 class X results: girls did better! Patna: some recent reports on the significant number of Hindu students enrolling in madrassas in Bihar are making a wave in the cyber world. The reasons – revamped courses, nominal fees and job opportunities in the Gulf. One such student, 19-year-old Sanjay, the son of a Hindu trader in Bettiah district told a reporter ‘I will complete Alim (equivalent to graduation) degree course from a madrassa. It is affordable and will provide an opportunity to... 
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