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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

Talk Manjhi – The First Freedom Fighter of India

Tilka Manjhi Baba Tilka Manjhi (or Jabra paharia was the first Adivasi leader who took up arms against the British in the 1784, around 100 years before Mangal Pandey. He organized the Adivasis to form an armed group to fight against the resource grabbing and exploitation of British. History The year 1784 is considered as the first armed rebellion against the British and was the beginning of Paharia. It was due to great famine in 1770 and the consequences of Court of Directors orders influenced by William Pitt the Younger — Court of Director issued ten year of the settlement of Zamindari and later in 1800 – this resulted in minim chance to negotiate between local Zamdindars and Santhal villagers. Baba Tilka Majhi attacked Augustus Cleveland, British commissioner [lieutenant], and Rajmahal with a Gulel (a weapon similar to slingshot) who died later. The British surrounded the Tilapore forest from which he operated but he and… Read More

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