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THE CRISIS WITHIN

1 July 2017

GN Devy

The literary scholar Ganesh Devy is best known for leading the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, a comprehensive documentation of 780 of the languages spoken in contemporary India. In this brief book of big ideas, he shows how the death of hundreds of languages in the past five decades is a symptom of larger transformations in human consciousness, and suggests ways in which our institutions of education can be reimagined to adapt to the changing nature of knowledge.

Aleph Book Company, 160 pages, Rs 399

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