India's 4,000-year-old classical language Sanskrit speakers seek to revive 'dead' language
In a tiny flat in a rundown alley in New Delhi, Rakesh Kumar Misra is working against the odds to bring India's ancient Sanskrit language to the country's millions.
The 4,000-year-old classical language was traditionally used by Brahmin intellectuals and Hindu priests. Rarely spoken as a mother tongue in India, Sanskrit is often dismissed as a dead language.
But Misra is undeterred, spending up to 12 hours a day hunched over his computer, translating and writing articles for a weekly 16-page newspaper in the script.
2016 ACHS Conference “What Does Heritage Change?”
6-10 June 2016. Montreal, Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Research Chair on Urban Heritage at UQAM in partnership with Concordia University
International Conference - What does heritage change? // Le patrimoine, ça change quoi ?
7-10 June 2016. Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain (ESG-UQAM) et de l'Université Concordia