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Anando Ghosh
Prakrit languages attained the status of languages of religion, culture and communication owing to their association with the Jain spiritual guru Mahavira who is said to have preached his sermons to Jain mendicants in Prakrit.  The preference for the literary use of a particular variety of Prakrit…
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Anando Ghosh
With training in Sanskrit and Prakrit and a DPhil in Jainism from the University of Allahabad, Dr Singh has spent the past 30 years of his life researching on Jain canonical literature written in Prakrit language. He exhibits a wide range of expertise across the fields of linguistics, traditional…
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Anando Ghosh
The Indian subcontinent is home to a number of language families such as the Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Iranian, Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Burman. A sub-group of the Indo-European language family, the Indo-Aryan language group can be divided into three categories: Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan, and…
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Anando Ghosh
Prakrit refers to a group of languages that were meant to be natural and unsophisticated as against Sanskrit, the ‘cultured’ language of the ‘learned’. It is characterised by the pronunciation of soft consonantal sounds that once formed a part of the vocabulary of the common masses of the Indian…
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Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta: I was doing English Literature at Lady Brabourne College and I was not nearly satisfied. I was satisfied with what I was doing but I wanted to do something else, I wanted to engage with my literatures. I wanted to read Rabindranath, and read not just Rabindranath. I…
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