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Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri written by Dr. R L Bhat released

Mar 24, 2014 12:30 IST

The book Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri written by Dr R L Bhat was released on 23 March 2014.  Book gave the explanation on how to write the language on a computer using Microsoft word or type writer without the need for any special fonts.

To produce the book Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri (RRK), R L Bhat worked on scientific modification of English alphabet for writing Kashmiri language by using the principles of Brahmi alphabet to English letters. The result was an easy and adaptable RRK scheme which can be used for writing Hindi, Urdu, Dogri and other languages.

imageThe book also carried a detailed survey of the script used for writing Kashmiri and a discussion on Urdu and Hindi and the scripts they are written in.

The exiled community of Kashmir going through the great challenge of preserving the mother tongue. The need was felt to develop scripts for writing Kashmiri for the younger generation, thus, bringing out a modification of the Dev Nagri script.

About Kashmiri Language

Kashmiri is a language from the Dardic sub-group of the Indo-Aryan languages and it is spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley, in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the Census of 2001, there are approximately 5527698 speakers throughout India.

The Kashmiri language is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India as per the Constitution of India. Kashmiri is also a part of the Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of the Jammu and Kashmir. Since November 2008, the Kashmiri language has been made a compulsory subject in all schools in the Valley up to the secondary level.

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