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Workshop & FDP on Linguistic Discourse on Origin & Development of Hindi Language

Workshop & FDP on Linguistic Discourse on Origin & Development of Hindi Language at Pondicherry University March 11-15



About the National Workshop cum Faculty Development Programme:



The National workshop cum FDP concerns the history, textual sources, philosophies, issues, challenges,
methodology, traditional as well as modern tools and techniques of the Research to map the scientific
structure of Hindi language in the light of Apabhramsa literature in general and Awadhi and Braj in
particular.It will be a dedicated attempt in producing a scientific research outputfor developing linguistic theories of Hindi language by re-claiming pasts for tackling contemporary issues and challenges of Hindi and re-visioning future of aforementioned language through manifested key takeaways of this workshop.It will examine various methods of the research in cumulativeoriental and occidental dimensions so that international standard level of articles and books, can be produced by the participant scholars and faculty members






The current Workshop cum FD Paims:



  •  To explore science of Research and its Methodology inlinguistic evolution of Hindi.
  •  To develop skill for making innovative linguistic theories.
  • To discourse on linguistic structure of Hindi.
  • To train scholars in order to undertake research in application oriented areas.
  • To conduct comparative studies on grammatical features of Apabhramsa, Awadhi and Braj.
  • To explore tools and techniques of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary research for holistic
    understanding of Apabhramsa, Early modern vernacular languages and Modern Hindi.
  •  To brief outline of Research Trends in Linguistics.
  • To motivate and provide training for digitizing the Apabhramsa texts
  • To impart skills of Tagging the Digital texts
  • To debate on Ethical approach of the research, standards, impact factors and various metrics.


Sub Themes:


1. Language,Thought and Reality: An holistic discourse
2. Linguistic Theories and their application in Hindi
3. Philosophy of Language
4. Language study and its place in Ancient Indian Learning
5. Form and Function of Apabhramsa, Awadhi and Braj
6. Phonetics,Syntax, Semantics,Etymology and Grammar for mapping structure of Hindi
7. Structure and History of Early modern vernacular languages: Hindi
8. Sanskrit and Indian Language Families
9. Syntactic structural sources of Hindi
10. Language and Meaning:Lexical meaning, syntactical meaning, contexts and conditions of meaning
11. Sanskrit,Apabhramsa and Early modern vernaculars: Historical comparative method
12. Word structure: Sources of lexicon and vocabulary
13. Digitizing the texts of Apabhramsa works
14. Tagging and examining the digitized texts of RamacharitManas, Pauma Chariu for Apabhramsa



Call for papers:


1. The organizing committee invites research papers based on themes outlined for the technical
sessions of the Workshop cum FDP. The Paper should be original and should not have been
published or presented any where earlier. Interested participants must submit the softcopy of
the ABSTRACT (Within 200-250 words) in the MS Word Format, to the Convener not later
than 8th March, 2020.
2. Maximum length of the full paper may be up to 5000 words.
3. E-mail ID for submission of softcopy of ABSTRACTs and FULL PAPERs : sparcworkshop.pu@gmail.com



Guidelines for Submission :


  • Paper title,Author details – Name and Affiliation with E-mail and Mobile/Phone. No.
  • References: MLA Style format
  • Abstract within 200-250 words, 3 to 6 keywords, full paper should not exceed 5000 words.
  • MS Office word format – For Hindi: Font – Mangal (10) / Arial Unicode (12) / Kritidev 010 (14)
  • For English: Times New RomanFont size-12, 1.5 line spacing ; Ensure Proofing the
    manuscript thoroughly


Registration Fee :


  • Teachers/Delegates/Hindi Officers/Translators : Rs.1500/-
  • Research Scholars : Rs.1000/-
  • Students : Rs.500/-


Mode of Payment :


Through Bank Demand Draft payable at Pondicherry favouring: ‘SPARC PROJECT 149 – THE HISTORY OF HINDI’

Alternatively, Registration Fee can also be paid through NEFT / Online Transfer to the following A/c.


Account No. : 6783704886
Bank & Branch : INDIAN BANK, Pondicherry University Branch,
Puducherry – 605 014
IFSC : IDIB000P152


  • The Registration fee includes Workshop material, working lunch & high tea for the day of workshop only.
  • The Registration for the conference will be confirmed only after receiving the demand draft/copy of the online transaction.



Link For online Registration










No accommodation will be provided by the organising institution / organising committee. However
assistance for the accommodation will be provided to the registered participants. Participants have to
make the payment to the Guest House / Hotel / Hostel for their accommodation.

There are many Guest Houses related to Aurobindo Ashram. Details of some Guest Houses furnished here for information. Participants may directly book their accommodation and pay the rent amount to the Guest House.



Important Dates:


  • Last Date for Registration : 7th March, 2020
  • Acceptance information through E-mail : 8th March, 2020



Only a limited number of participants as may be decided by the Organizing Committee will be called for participation in the Workshop. The organizers would extend the facility of refreshment / working lunch for the participants only on the day of the Workshop. No TA/DA will be given to the participants.



Address for Correspondence:



Dr. C. Jaya Sankar Babu,
Principal Investigator, SPARC Project & Head i/c.,
Department of Hindi, School of Humanities, Pondicherry
University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry – 605 014
Telephone: 0413-2654776, 2654826, 2654581
Mobile & WhatsApp: 94420 71407


For more details refer the Official Website :  http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/


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