Other Linguistic papers

Summary of Language and cultural related work done by others

Other than LDLP linguists there has been no major research on Pangwali as a language specifically, till now but here are some of books give some information on Pangi and Pangwali language.

  1. Singh, K.S. India's Communities. Volume 6. 1998. P. 2747-48.New Delhi.

This manual has a small note on Pangwali community. It discusses about caste categorization, culture, work, historical origin & religion. This manual does not have any description on the language but it is only an anthropology survey.

  1. Verma.V. 1997. Pangi – A tribal habitat in mid Himalayas. Shimla.

This manual is a detailed description on Pangi. Description includes historical perspective, people group, religion & customs, folk culture, ancient monuments, economy and transformation in Pangi valley. This manual does not include Pangwali language analysis.

  1. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.

This site has given brief information of Pangi population (1991 census), religion, language classification, alternative names, language use, and little demographic information.

  1. Minakshi Chaudhry. 1998. Exploring Pangi Himalaya: A world beyond civilization. New Delhi.antiqbook.com

This book gives a detailed view of Pangi valley, its historical background, inhabitants, marriage system, sub-valleys, gate way to the valley, trek routes, winter in the snow bound valley, fairs, festival and their temples, hardship of employees, tribal development policy & the changing scenario. As this book commented negatively about Pangi culture, Pangi people have burnt this book & it’s rarely available in the markets of Chamba district.

  1. Globalrecordings.net

This is a program of words of life –Killari which has some audio recordings in Pangwali. It has messages onJesus; behold Jesus, power over evil spirits, creation redemption, resurrection, prayer, the lost sheep.


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