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Tibeto Himalayan Languages of Uttarakhand

D.D. Sharma (Author)
Synopsis "Tibeto-Himalayan Languages of Uttarakhand" is the third volume of the Series ‘Studies in Tibeto-Himalayan Languages'. This volume like the volume II, consists of two parts, of which the present volume is the part one. It has been devoted to the Tibeto-Himalayan languages of the Rangkas group; spoken by the people of Rang tribe (Popularly termed as Bhotias) of the District Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. These languages due to valuable preservations of various elements of Aryan and non-Aryan languages of ancient India, have a special significance for the linguistic and cultural history of this region, besides their relevance to the whole Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan. As such the linguistic of great interest to the students of this linguistic discipline but also to all those who are interested in the history and culture of the tribal people of this north-eastern borderland of India in Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, it is for the first time that a detailed descriptive analysis of these little known Tibeto-Himalayan dialects is being presented in this volume. The dialects which have been included in this volume are Darmiya, Chaudangsi-Byangsi and Johari or Rangkas. It is hoped that with the publication of this and other volumes of the above-mentioned series, the long-felt necessity of a detailed linguistic survey of the Himalayas will be fulfilled and scholars of linguistics all over the world will have an easy access to various unknown and little known aspects of these languages.
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About the author

D.D. Sharma

Prof. D.D. Sharma (b. 1924) is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. Besides a PhD in Sanskrit from the Benaras Hindu University, PhD and D.Litt in Linguistics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh - where he served or nearly 28 years - he holds diplomas in French, German and Persian. He also earned the highest Oriental title of Sahityacarya.

Prof. Sharma is well acquainted with nearly two dozen Indian and foreign languages and has to his credit 48 research volumes and scores of research papers on the subjects of different languages, cultures and literatures.

He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1984-86) to undertake the linguistic survey of the Himalayan languages from Ladakh in the west to Bhutan in the east.

On his retirement (1989), he was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC for the completion of his 12-volume research project on Himalayan languages, of which 10 volumes have already appeared. He is also working on a 9-volume project on Socio-Cultural History of Uttarakhand, of which 5 volumes have already been published. His ambitious project, Cultural Encyclopaedia of Uttarakhand (5 Vols.) is also under preparation.

The present volume is an outcome of the research project for which he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship for the years 2001-2003 by IGNCA.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tibeto Himalayan Languages of Uttarakhand
Author D.D. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170991714
length xviii+258p., Index; 23cm.