Wednesday, October 30, 2002

GICAS: Linguistic Survey of India

What is Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India?

* Grierson's LSI is the most exhaustive survey of around 800 languages spoken in India (British India).
* It covers languages from all the four language families: Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman and Austro-asiatic.
* It contains a large number of script samples (both printed and hand-written).
* Sample texts from various languages are provided.
* Language area maps are also given.
* It forms the basic material for the study of scripts and languages of the area.