SMVDU Faculty Delivers Talk at JNU, New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra delivered a talk on "Linguistic Structures of Lesser-known Languages of Jammu & Kashmir" in Bhartiya Bhasha Sangam, a national seminar, organised by School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, JNU, New Delhi in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Bhasha Sansthan, Lucknow from 16 to18 Nov. 2018.

Dr. Dwivedi has been working assiduously to revitalise the lesser-known and endangered languages of the Jammu & Kashmir region.

Further, he informed that three of his research scholars, namely Ravi Parihar, Ayushi and Akanksha Sharma, had also participated and presented their papers on Punchi; Sarazi and Bhadarwahi languages. Dr. Dwivedi also emphasised that scientific methodology should be applied for finding out whether a language is major language or a dialect.

His paper highlighted four lesser-known undocumented languages: Pongli, Padari, Bhalesi, and Sarazi.

The academicians and research scholars appreciated his talk, and delighted to know that serious work has been conducted on Jammu & Kashmir languages. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU congratulated the faculty member for saving and documenting languages and culture of J&K.

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