History of Indian Literature
History of Himalayan literature
Critical history of Garhwali literature
Introductory Notes by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak for Garhwali Bhasha Ka Vyakaran written by Rajni Kukreti
Translation by Bhishma Kukreti
Doshabd (Introductory note)
Language is important for every human being to reaching to the roots of social culture and social history . The language is a medium of emotional interaction and communication too. The language is the communicating source of identity and culture. Every language carries (in hidden form) the history, cultural history of the society who speak it. Whenever any language is in endangered stage, the culture, history, customs, culinary art , folk art also get lost along with the language.
There are 114 languages and 214 dialects spoken in India. According to UNESCO, half of the languages of the world are in endangered . Not speakin their own languages by new generations is the sign of diminishing language. Today, our folk languages are not being communicated to new generations. There are many reasons for new generations not learning their own languages. Migration due to search for jobs is the main reason for diminishing the languages. For last one and half century, it has become a fact for us to migrate to plain areas in search for jobs.
In reality, the demand for separate state was the struggle for safeguarding our cultural identity . Therefore, to provide proper honour, position to our languages is the responsibility of each Uttarakhandi after the establishment of new state .
For a few years, there is a constant demand for our language getting place in 8th schedule of Indian constitution . However, it is not possible to get place for our languages in 8th schedule of Indian Constitution due to non standardization, no written grammar and other strong technical aspects.
The work, about development and preservation of own language, of Mrs Rajni Kukreti is appreciable . It is appreciable that Mrs Rajni Kukreti wrote the grammar of Garhwali language. I congratulate Mrs Rajni Kukreti for making it easy and available for common men. Again, I hope that the sister languages of Garhwali Kumaoni and Jaunsari will also go ahead along with Garhwali .
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’
Chief Minister, Uttarakhand
10th February 2010
Name of Book : Garhwali Bhasha Ka Vyakaran
Writer: Rajni Kukreti
Publisher : Winsar Publishing Company
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