seems grand ideas. my reservations is how can this be called a new script and a language since language is built by its users, if no one uses it at present then how is it going to develop and when we have already so many languages and scripts to deal with why should we accept this new one. officially, hindi along side english is used in india, with regional languages also in use. your idea sounds new. lets see what the new language has... On 1 January 2012 00:51, Vishvanath Kulkarni <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > Hello All, > > Here's wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year !I have > recently joined this group. My father was a teacher in India. He > worked to develop a new language and script - called "Bharti". I would > like to brief you about it. > > Background: > > Hindi was to be the sole national language for India. However, there > was a resistance from Non Hindi speaking states (particularly south > Indian states) for Hindi being made the only national language. Hence > a duel language policy was adopted with both Hindi as well as English > to be used for government work. > > The opposition was based on the feeling of bias in favour of Hindi > Speaking people if we make Hindi as the only language for Govt work. > It would be easy for Hindi speaking people where as Non Hindi speaking > are required to learn additional language and they may not be > competitive for govt. jobs when they compete with Hindi mother tongue > people. > > In view of this, my father (who was a teacher as well as Gandhian) > thought of developing a new script and language for all office work to > be used by all Indians This will be new to all . Hence, there would > not be any opposition by anybody. Also this was to be developed based > on Indian languages . Hence the name Bharati. > He was of the opinion that this will be easier to learn than to learn > English. He was also opposed to maintain Engilsh as the language for > all instead of any Indian Language. > This was similar to concept of common European Language “ESPERANTO” > > > Work my father had done (all only hand written) after his retirement: > > 1. Study scripts of all Indian Languages and develop a new script “ > BHARATI “. Improvements were done to make the script print /type > friendly > > 2. He developed the grammer based on Indian languages with some > modifications to make things easier to understand and easier to teach > > 3. He conducted training session in the village high school to > experiment as to how easy/difficult is this to understand. > He found that all students could easily pick up the script. > All the thrust was to make the new language/script easy to learn and > still will be Indian. (Even South Indian languages have a lot common > to Sanskrit -- mother of Indian Languages) > > 4. He prepared a dictionary for the words of the new language—(with > English as well as Marathi) > > > Help I need now: > > Unfortunately, the voluminous work has not been printed. My father is > no more. (He expired in 2006) > The hand written work is available with me. I do not know how to get > the same printed ( as the scipt is different) and whether some body > would be interested in understanding the same and developing further. > At the same time I feel the exhaustive work done by my father should > be preserved. Hence I would like to get the same printed/saved as > soft copy) as the handwritten work will get spoilt after some period. > > I also would like to know whether anybody would be interested in going > into the details. > I request you to send this message through your associations and also > let me know if anybody would be interested or help me. > > > Thanks & Regards, > > V.M.Kulkarni > -- Thanking you and regards.