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Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Not simple to answer

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Cornucopia of views and thoughts from all of you on the “Is Imaar Thar in Danger” issue! This being the fourth article, it has drawn participation of Bishnupriya Manipuri people staying all across the world. Thus highlighting the gravity of the problem - it is not related to a particular locality or area, hitherto it is a common menace seen everywhere. You have read the first, second and the third write-ups – all prominently depicting the take you have taken on this subject.

Name: Santosh Kumar Singha

Present Place: New Delhi

Native Place: Silchar, Assam

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: No

Views: It is in danger among some of the handful Bishnupriya Manipuris living in towns and cities. The number is very small for this moment, but we have to be aware of it, otherwise the number may increase in coming years. We have to motivate these people to respect our mother tongue and speak among themselves including family.

Name: Hira Kumari Singha

Present Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Native Place: Silchar, Assam

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Yes

Views: I would say our Imaar Thar is safe in villages but not in cities and metro cities because majority influence is always there and we are minority in cities and metros so we start conversing in the language which the majority people speak. So even at home our people start conversing in the local language of the place where they stay. If every Bishnupriya Manipuri teaches Imaar Thar to their children and at least converse with them, I think, it should be safe.

Name: Bhishwanath Sinha

Present Place: New Delhi

Native Place: Silchar (Khatol bagan)

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Yes

Yes in one sense. Because due to globalisation and not having in touch with roots. Most of the individuals of our community are not only losing our language but the culture.

Say for example, I reside in New Delhi not having in touch with a single individual of our community. My knowledge about the culture and language is very negligible. We can't comment on certain reason behind the same. It's being governed by situation, external and internal factors.

In fact, I want our community to be more vibrant in nature not only in terms of language, culture, education as well as in literature.

To be very precise we should emphasize on the literary part of the culture. The future as well as the untouched generation can only be educated with the help of literature.

I'm quite sure this issue can only resolved if we are able to aware the need of literature in our life.

It's high time to think for the same in broader fashion. Indeed it's critical to start the process. But somehow we have to do this so that, we can save, preserve the great heritage our language.

Great initiative and thanks for touching such a sensitive topic. It's privilege to add my contribution towards starting a great movement.

Name: Kutu Sinha

Present Place: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Native Place: Kailashahar, Tripura

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Yes

Because as we know today we are used to the habit of using English, Hindi or Bengali words in place of our own native words. Even I’m used to it. I can’t help it. If today I try to say to some body, "HAICHA THAIL", 34 out of 100 will understand me. So, it is in danger. It is a really a good step towards awakening our eyes. Even I from today will try to use as much as less English or Hindi or Bengali words.

Read all the articles:
Unity in Smoke
Not simple to answer
Immar Thar han habito hoba
Influenced by external factor?
Dwindling Vs Secure


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