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  • Jul 18, 2011
  • 02:35 PM

Enhanced Speakers

Debarshi Dasgupta / Outlook
How many languages are spoken in contemporary India and which are these? We have never perhaps been closer to a more accurate answer to this fundamental question that has so far always generated estimates. More than a century after George Abraham Grierson, a British linguist, launched the Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) in 1894, results of a path-breaking People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) have begun trickling in, revealing both India’s immense diversity in languages and the extent to which many of these are under threat today.

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