Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Angika is dakshini Maithili(not eastern as ciil paper claimed); Bihar need east-west divisionnot north-south

Angika is dakshini Maithili(not eastern as ciil paper claimed); Bihar need east-west divisionnot north-south It took me 32 minutes to discuss with Dr. Ashok 'Abichal' Jamshedpir who had his thesis after a survey of Maihtili's dialects and had presented me a book published over that also. The topic is big yet to summarize we agree after a brief discussion of the CIIL paper ref: http://www.lisindia.net/Maithili/Maith_vari.html a. it is biased to some extent at least for so called Angika and is not based on scientific facts. b, it has tried to erect Angika as eastern dialect though tha tis a dilect of Maithili but of southern (south of Ganga- Bahglapur and Santhal pargana) c, It is a malicious attempt to grab eastern Maithili under the ambit of Angika(to cut size smaller to Maithili) d. Because the CIIL has not done any survey it has no right to establish a thing which is non-existent in the polace e. George Grierson had told," The Maithili spoken in Purnea(now Purnea, Katihar, Araria, Kishanganj) may be called Eastern Maithili. f. There is nothing as Thruhat in north-eastern but in north-western(above Champaran in Nepal mostly, onoly a strip Sera medrol is in India) the dialect has proximity to Bhaojpuri too but Maithili is close.(and Tharuhat areas in Nepal is being demanded as a state, those areas not in Biratnagar which may have influence of Kochilla Hence a biased attempt has been made in this article by the ciil to gulp eastern Maithili to increase the area of so called Angika which is chika-chikhi of Grierson and I personally like to call that southern Maithili spoken south of Ganga. It may be prudent to note that- The use of Hame is a medieval tendency in the areas of Samastipur, Dalsiongsarai, Beguarai and is close to Standard Maithili(Grierson’s northern standard) and hence Grierson called that southern standard. Madhubani’s jolhas too speak Hamme. Now all forms of Maithili as per Dr.Abichal is depending on the widespread use of Yau, Hau and Rau People go for simplification- and hence Yau is limited to some elite class and Hau and Rau to he/re is becoming fast widespread and making the form of language one which is mixing its dilects specific to places, castes economic and educational strata etc. And used by over 70 per cent of Maithils from Madhubani to Begusarai and down with addition of ( in Chikha –chuikhi or Southern Maithili as per me) “Huni, Hini for Hunkar/ Hinkar. Ebhak of standard becomes ebhu in Begusarai and is changed to ebhho in south to Ganga. With the fast travel, matrimony from distant, seasonal migration to Punjab, Delhi etc,anmd influence of Hindi for over 100 years and of English in recent days, true we see a change in the dialects of Maihtili but nonetheless it is common to all other established languages too. Maithili is an established language with definite dialects and its study needs focussed on various above factors some of which are strangulating the core of Mithili as well and it seems being in Bihar it is loosing its identity(in towns it has lost to a great extent) and hence a state of Mithila with its language Maithili is needed at the earliest. These all are Maithili and let researchers establish my nomenclature of southern Maithili to Angika with already eastern and western dialects . Eastern has some problem that Banngla is influencinn gthat but nonetheless that is not Angika area(Ang was at Munger which surprisingly the natives say they speak THETHI dialect in interiors ). The literary traditions of Angika is not known and culturally they are indistinguishable with Maithils and hence admitting the existence of Ang since epical days let us accept that it is a southern extension of Mithila and Maihtili and in this way we are honouring them not dishonouring and are stating a fact not any fiction . They are same as that of north of Ganga and with Naugachhia-Bhagalpur Ganga bridage we are coming closer and so will happen with Khagaria-Munger bridge and Sahebganj- Katihar bridge. An East-west division of Bihar will be sound on linguistic and cultural line than noth-west divide. Dr. Dhanakar Thakur Spokesman, Antarrashtriya Maithili Parishad

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