अंगिका

Anga Lipi (अंग लिपि)

Anga referred to a region in what is now Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal states of India, and Lipi meant script. [1] Anga Script is mentioned in an ancient Sanskrit language Buddhist book “Lalitvistar” (ललितविस्तर), which says Anga Lipi was one of the most important scripts among 64 other scripts of that time. The script was specific to the Anga region, or Anga Mahajanapada, and was among those known to Buddha.[2] The script was mentioned as the fourth most important script of Ancient India, and was used to write Anga Desh-Apbhramsa or Aangi, now Angika, around 600 BC.[3] Some of the sixty four scripts mentioned in “Lalitvistar” were mythical, but some, including Dravid, Anga and Banga, were real.[4] Characteristics & Comparison Anga Lipi and Banga Lipi might have been derived from Brahmic, with some regional characteristics.[5] This supports the belief that the development of local characteristics in alphabets, was continuing from earlier times.It reflects the early… Read More

Angika Language

Angika Language Part – 1 *** Angika Language Part – 2 Angika Language (Part-2) – अंगिका भाषा (भाग -२) Angika is considered as one of the  oldest languages of Hindi family. According to Pundit Rahul Sankritiyayan, the evidences of oldest form of written Hindi literatures are available in the Sarah’s Angika poetries of 800 A.D. The first poet of Hindi literature, Saraha, was also the first poet of the Angika language and literature. Saraha belongs to the 8th century, and is the first poet whose poetry is available in written form. Classification : Indo European – Indo Iranian – Indo Aryan – Eastern zone – Bihari – Angika ISO 639-2 & ISO/DIS 639-3 Code for Angika Language : anp Angika is written in the Anga Lipi, Kaithi, and Devnagri scripts. Angika is among very few languages of India and world in which a Search Engine (Google-Angika) has been developed and is available for public use… Read More

Anga (अंग)

Anga (अंगaṅga) was a kingdom that flourished on the eastern Indian subcontinent in the 6th century BCE until taken over by Magadha in the same century. Counted among the “sixteen great nations” (solas Mahajanapadas) in Buddhist texts like the Anguttara Nikaya, Anga also finds mention in the Jain Vyakhyaprajnapti’s list of ancient janapadas. Some refer that the Angas were grouped with people of ‘mixed origin’[1], generally in the later ages. Based onMahabharataevidence, thekingdomof the Angas roughly corresponded to the districts ofBhagalpur,Banka,Purnia,Munger,KatiharandJamuiinBiharand districts ofDeoghar,Godda, andSahebganjinJharkhand; later extended to include parts ofBengal. The River Champa (modern Chandan) formed the boundaries between theMagadhain the west and Anga in the east. Anga was bounded by riverKoshion the north. According to theMahabharata,Duryodhanahad namedKarnathe King of Anga. Sabhaparavaof Mahabharata (II.44.9) mentions Anga andVangaas forming one country. TheKatha-Sarit-Sagaraalso attests that Vitankapur, a city of Anga was situated on the shores of the sea. Thus the boundaries of Anga may have extended to… Read More

When could one be able to produce Angika Cinema?

The fact of contempt of Angika Language by Visual & Audible Media like Doordarshan and Aakashvani is no more hidden. If I speak of film making in Angika in to my knowledge, no such effort has been made yet toward it till date. In Bihar, Aakashvani Patna Centre has just celebrated its golden jubilee on 26 th Jan, 1997. There was a new hope in public of Bihar when on 26th Jan, 1947, the Home Minister and Information and Telecast Minister then, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, inaugurated this important centre. People thought that under the right of equality, all regional languages and regional cultures’ programmes will get equal opportunity among the programs telecasted from this centre. But event after elapsing of 50 years, such equality has not been maintained. Rather, no such exercise was performed for doing the same. Angika , the language of over 3 crore population of Bihar has not been placed under… Read More

Urge to include Angika in the eighth schedule

Jamshedpur: Amra Bangali, a socio-political organisation, welcomed the inclusion of Santhali and Maithili in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Secretary of Amra Bangali Ashish N. Choudhury said the step will promote Maithili and Santhali languages. He said the government should also include Bhojpuri, Angika, Nagpuri and Magahi in the eighth schedule. (http://www.telegraphindia.com/1040112/asp/jharkhand/story_2776273.asp) संबंधित अंगिका समाचार पढ़ऽ / Read similar Angika News :अंगिका भाषा क॑ संविधान केरऽ अष्टम अनुसूची मं॑…Fast for recognition of Angika langaugeBhojpuri will be made part of constitution, promises BJPBihar Govt. ignored Angika for inclusion in Eighth…Bihar government invites people to point out errors…आठवीं अनुसूची का खेल :भाषा बचाने के लिए सरकार का…BJP hopeful for inclusion of Angika language in the…Angika Art : Manjusha Artनीतीश आतंकवाद से लड़ने के बजाय राजनीतिक टूरिज्म में…अंगिका क॑ अष्टम अनुसूची मं॑ सूचीबद्ध कराय लेली सांसद…

BJP hopeful for inclusion of Angika language in the list of Eighth Schedule

PATNA: Sushil Kumar Modi has expressed the hope that languages like Bhojpuri, Magahi and Angika would be included in the list of Eighth Schedule during the course of time. Addressing a press meet, leader of the opposition in the assembly Sushil Kumar Modi and former BJP state chief Tarakant Jha said what the Congress could not do in 45 years of its regime at the Centre, the BJP has done it in five years . ” With the inclusion of Maithili in the Eighth Schedule,  our commitment for both Maithili and Mithilanchal is complete,” remarked Modi. Modi recalled that in 1992, the Laloo government had removed Maithili as an optional subject in state puplic service exams. “When the Patna High Court ordered the inclusion of Maithili, the RJD government appealed against the Supreme Court. Similarly, when the high court ordered teaching of Maithili as mother language, the state government again appealed to the Supreme Court,” Modi said.… Read More

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