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Literature and writing styles of Bodo language?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 05 Mar '13 10:56 pm
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Bodo language boasts of a very rich literature, comprising of numerous famous books on poetry, drama, short story, novel, biography, travelogue, children's literature, etc. The last couple of decades have especially proved beneficial in the evolution of Bodo literature, as its development received due attention from all corners. As for the writing style, Devanagri script is officially used to write the Bodo language, although it also has a long history of using the Roman script as well. Many Bodo intellectuals even suggest that this language originally used the Deodhai script, which is now completely lost.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 05 Mar '13 11:02 pm

 
  
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Although the Bodo language is a rich and ancient language, it did not have written literature until the second decade of the twentieth century. The Christian missionaries, who entered the bodo speaking areas with an intent to preach their religion, publish some books on religion, tales, rhymes and songs. These missionaries also published some books on grammar and dictionary. Reverend Sidney Endle compiled "An Outline of The Kachari Grammar" in 1884. The grammar is based on the dialect of Darrang district. Sidney also wrote an important monograph on the Bodos. The monograph is entitled The Kacharis. The book was published in 1911 and it contains chapters on social customs, agriculture practices, festivities, food habits, life cycle rituals, crafts and textiles of the Bodos. The book has also incorporated specimens of bodo folktales, rhymes and grammars. J.D.Anderson's "A Collection of Bodo Folktales and Rhymes"(1895) incorporated seventeen bodo folktales translated into English, besides ...more
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 05 Mar '13 10:59 pm

 
  
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There are no records indicating the origin of bodo language. However, it is known to be a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of language. A highpoint in the history of the Bodo language is the socio-political movement that was launched by local Boro organizations, from 1913 onwards. It was due to their relentless effort that this language was finally introduced as the medium of instruction in the primary schools in Bodo dominated areas, in 1963. In present times, the language serves as a medium of instruction in educational institutions, up to the secondary level. Recently, it has proudly been included as the part of a post graduate course in the University of Guwahati.

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Bodo language boasts of a very rich literature, comprising of numerous famous books on poetry, drama, short story, novel, biography, travelogue, children's literature, etc. The last couple of decades have especially proved beneficial in the evolution of Bodo literature, as its development ...more
Answered by anil garg, 06 Mar '13 12:38 am

 
  
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