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Jharkhand initiative: Ranchi University to have 9 separate depts. for its tribal/regional languages

    Jharkhand: due value to its own languages Ranchi: according to the latest reports, Ranchi University may soon get separate departments each for all the nine languages being taught in the tribal regional language (TRL) department. This has been a longstanding demand and the proposal was approved in the senate meeting of Ranchi University (RU) in August this year. Keeping this in mind, RU has planned separate departments for which a nine-member high-level committee has been formed. The committee will be chaired by Shivshankar Oraon. It has been asked to file a report at the earliest... 

Now a dictionary for Jharkhand languages: ‘Meri Bhasha Mein Meri Duniya’!

  Jharkhand’s many tongues: rich heritage! Ranchi: languages in India continue to evolve and develop by receiving recognition through the self-assertion and rise of the suppressed segments and tribes. This has a great potential for the creation of great literature, adding to the immense Indian inventory of narratives and images. In what seems an exciting development, UNICEF has supported the making of a dictionary for the tribal languages of Jharkhand. The dictionary, called Meri Bhasha Mein Meri Duniya, is theme-based and will visually depict items that people come in contact with in... 

Jharkhand’s 11 second languages will create new jobs: but also enrich national culture

Jharkhand’s 11 second languages will create new jobs: but also enrich national culture   Untangling other's speech: a labour of love! Ranchi: after the Jharkhand assembly passed the new language bill on September 3, five tribal languages Santhali, Ho, Kurukh, Mundari and Kharia and four regional languages Nagpuri, Panchpargania, Khortha and Kurmali along with Bengali and Oriya now get the status of second official languages in Jharkhand. According to reports in the local press, the new status will bring a number of advantages to these languages. The two most notable gains are jobs... 

Santhali playwright Soren, and Tudu get the Akhra 2011 Sahitya Award in Jharkhand

Santhali playwright Soren, and Tudu get the Akhra 2011 Sahitya Award in Jharkhand Santhali playwright Bhogla Soren Ranchi:  in an annual award ceremony Santhali playwright Bhogla Soren and Boyha Bishwanath Tudu were today conferred the Akhra 2011 Sahitya Award by the by Jharkhand Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti at Suchna Bhavan in Ranchi recently. Jamshedpur resident Bhogla Soren’s Santhali play Rahi Rawan Kana won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010. According to Soren ‘Love and its pangs and sorrows of displacement are my favourite topics’. Soren has written five plays, two essays, a novel... 
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