Skip to main content

Dogri Language or Indo Aryan Language

Dogri is an Indo-Aryan language. Though it is chiefly spoken in the scenic region of Jammu, the presence of Dogri language can also be felt in northern Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and other places. The people speaking Dogri are called Dogras, whereas the belt where it's spoken is called Duggar. It is a member of the Western Pahari group of languages. Originally, Dogri language was written using the Takri script, but now the Devanagari script is employed for the same in India.

It was only recently that the Dogri language received official recognition in the country. It was recognized as an "independent modern literary language" of India, based on the unanimous recommendation of a panel of linguists from the General Council of the Sahitya Academy of Delhi, on 2nd August 1969. On 22nd December 2003, Dogri language achieved another achievement as it was hailed as a national language of India in the Indian Constitution.

The history of the Dogri language can be traced back to the times of poet, Amir Khusrau. It is in his list of Indian languages that the earliest known reference of the Dogri can be found. The gradual evolution of Dogri literature witnessed scripting of Rajauli, which is counted among its earliest level. It is actually a Dogri translation by Tehaldas, from an original Persian work by Bali Ram. It is also said that there exists a translation of the New Testament in Dogri language carried out by the Christian Missionaries of Sirampur.

It was, however, during the 20th century that Dogri literature witnessed a spurt in spheres like poetry, prose, novels, short stories and plays. Today, one of the prominent names in Dogri literature is that of Dr Karan Singh, who has penned numerous novels, travelogues and philosophical treatises. He is also known for translating famous Dogri songs into English to popularize this language. Some of Dr Singh's praiseworthy works include Towards a New India (1974), Hinduism: The Eternal Religion (1999), Welcome The Moonrise (1965), etc.

Dogri literature comprises a fabulous gamut of poetry, fiction and dramatic works. Under the poetry category alone, there are Dogri poets like Kavi Dattu from the 18th Century era to more recent ones like Professor Ram Nath Shastri and Ms Padma Sachdev. Dogri poet Kavi Dattu, who belonged to the court of Raja Ranjit Dev, is regarded in high esteem for his Barah Massa (Twelve Months), Kamal Netra (Lotus Eyes), Bhup Bijog, Bir Bilas and other works.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The youngest candidate for Member of Parliament (MP) Lok Sabha 2014 Dr Arvind Kumar Singh

Though I really don't want to talk about politics and politicians on my blog, but as I said in my previous post, there are something which you can ignore but can't deny. Politics is the part and parcel of any nation and without politics, a nation may not exist at all. So, I selected one candidate who claims to be the youngest candidate for Member of Parliament (M.P) Lok Sabha 2014 from Aligarh constituency, as "Today's Indian People" Arvind Kumar Singh.

Arvind Kumar Singh was born on 7th November 1988, in Aligarh.

Singh currently is the Chancellor of Noida International University (NIU) and with this post in 2010, Singh became the world's youngest chancellor. Arvind had his schooling in India, moved to England (University of Leeds) for his masters degree in International business. He has been awarded with the Doctorate in Management for his work on “How personal evolution and development of leaders impact growth and success of their organizations.”

Arvind Si…

national song of india Vande Mataram, lyrics and meaning

"वन्दे मातरम 
सुजलाम   सुफलाम मलयज शीतलाम
सस्यश्यामलाम मातरम

शुब्रज्योत्स्ना पुलकित यामिनीम
पुल्ल्कुसुमिता द्रुमदल शोभिनिम
सुहाशिनिम सुमधरा भाशिनिम
सुखदाम वरदाम मातरम

कोटि कोटि कंठ कलकलनिनाद कराले
कोटि   कोटि  भुजी .rdhR^इतखाराकरावाले
अबला  केनो  माँ  ईटीओ  बाले
बहुबलधारिणीम  नमामि  तारिणीम
रिपुदलवारिणीम  मात्र म

तुमि  विद्या  तुमि  धर्मं
तुमि  हृदये   तुमि  मर्म
तवं  ही  प्राणाः  शरीरे

बाहुते  तुमि  माँ  शक्ति
हृदये  तुमि  माँ  भक्ति
तोमार  इ  प्रतिमा  गडी
मंदिरे  मंदिरे

तवं  ही  दुर्गा  दशप्रहरणधारिनी
कमला  कमलदल  विहारिणी
वाणी  विद्यादायिनी  नमामि  त्वं
नमामि  कमलां  अमलां  अतुलाम
सुजलाम  सुफलाम  मातरम

श्यामलां  सरलां  सुस्मितां  भूश्हिताम
ढरणीम  भरणीम  मातरम  "


Translation by Shree Aurobindo

" Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Mother free.
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laug…

Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham - Innovator of low cost sanitary napkins

Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham born 1962 is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India.
Update: Bollywood Hindi Film "Pad Man" starred by Akshay Kumar is inspired by the true story of this man Arunachalam Muruganantham.

He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. He invented a set of machines which manufacture sanitary pads for women at a lower price and the best part is that he is employing women to make these pads, thus creating job opportunities for them. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations. In 2014, TIME magazine placed him in its list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
He is al…