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HYDERABAD: For the first time, a field guide book in Telugu on birds of South India, with illustrations and their local names, was released here on Saturday.
The Telugu translation of Birds of South India దక్షిణ భారత పక్షులు (Dakshina Bharatha Pakshulu) will be a useful handbook not only for the frontline staff of the Forest department to help in bird observations, but also to avid birdwatchers, who may not understand English or English names.
The book, published by the Bombay Natural History Society, was authored by Richard Grimmet and Tim Inskip and translated through the initiative of the Birdwatchers’ Society of Andhra Pradesh (BSAP). Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden Hitesh Malhotra released the book.
The book covers about 600 species of birds from Central and South India, including Maharashtra, Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep and also of Maldives, said BSAP President Siraj Taher. He said the field guides were mostly in English and hence the effort to translate them into regional languages.
Courtesy: The Hindu
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Delhi Karnataka Sangha is organizing a seminar on the Classical Status for Kannada and Telugu languages in the national capital on Saturday (July 19).
Languages, which are not included in the eighth schedule of the constitution of India, are putting forward their case for inclusion in the list.
However, due to political reasons, the Government of India could not declare these ancient languages as classical languages. he criteria prescribed to declare a particular language as 'the Classical Language' is that a language should be of great antiquity and should have its early texts dating back at least 1,000 years.
Besides, its literature must be distinct from modern etcetera are all holds good for a few other languages like Kannada and Telugu.
Prof. D. Javare Gowda, former Vice Chancellor of the Mysore University, Dr. P.S. Subramaniam, Professor of Linguistics in Bangalore, Dr. S. Shettar noted Historian, Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah, the Linguist and Researcher, Dr. Pradhan Gurudatt, the Chairman of Karnataka Translation Academy, Bangalore and Prof. H.S. Shivaprakash of the Jawaharlal Nehru University will be leading the panel discussion in the post lunch session.