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Many Tongues, One Script

By Ushinor Maumdar – published on Tehelka 4th October 2014
After decades of neglect, the Gonds are deciding their own linguistic future. The effort is noble but could have negative side-effects, says Ushinor Majumdar

Language barrier Gond tribals are spread across six states and each group has its own dialect, which is influenced by the regional language

Sixty-seven years and what have we got?” is the lament that rings across the tribal-dominated areas of India. Some will respond with “freedom”, others will say “you have quotas under reservation” and some will even say “social welfare schemes”. Continue reading