Centre for Endangered Language (CFEL), Visva-Bharati led by Dr. Arimardan Kumar Tripathi and Mrs. Suvra Mukherjee visited Ranchi in search of bibliographic data of marginal languages and cultures during 11-16 Jan 2021 under COVID-19 protocol. They visited the Department of Tribal and Regional Languages, Ranchi University, Ranchi. This Department offers Post Graduate teaching in languages such as Nagpuri, Mundari, Kurukh, Kurmali, Santhali, Khortha, Panchpargania and Ho etc. Further, students are involved in research works through their PhD degrees on similar languages, literature and cultures. CFEL team requested the Department to provide the list of all the awarded PhD degrees so that these may be included in bibliography module of the portal of the CFEL, V.B. and received assurance from the department that they will provide the all the PhD details as and when they will prepare it in soft copy. The team collected data from the Departmental Library and discussed with Dr. Hari Oraon, Dr. U.N. Tiwari and other faculty members of the Department. In the line of discussion, the team met with the owner of Jharkhand Jharokha Publication house, which is known as a dedicated publication house for marginal languages and cultures. Further, the Team visited Centre for Endangered Language, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi and interacted with staffs of the Centre on an academic part and discussed the possibility of collaborative work in future.
The team visited Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute, Ranchi and its tribal museum, publication division and library etc and discussed with its director Rannendra Kumar who is retired IAS and renowned writer of the subject. The team collected data from its library and bought 30 books from the publication division on various marginal linguistic groups and ethnicities. The Team visited Pataratu tribal area in search of tribal groups and their livelihood. During the entire visit, CFEL team promoted its web-portal in academicians and common people.