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REVIVING LAKSHADWEEP DIALECT THROUGH FILMS: PROSPECTS AND IMPACTS OF SINJAR

Muhsina, N.

Research Assistant, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Abstract


The death of various dialects and languages occurs on a rapid yet slow pace due to so many reasons ranging from natural disasters, genocides, cultural assimilations to present day globalization. Saving languages demand our time, effort and energy and revitalizing process is a Herculean task also. Jasari, one of the dialects of Malayalam used by the natives of Lakshadweep, has been on the verge of extinction and the making of the film Sinjar aimed at rejuvenating this spoken variety. The article tries to analyse the prospects, challenges and impacts of this film venture in translating the language and culture to the silver screen.

Keywords


jasari, revival of dialect, lakshadweep, sinjar, autoethnography, translation.

 

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To cite this article


Muhsina, N. (2021). Reviving Lakshadweep Dialect through Films: Prospects and Impacts of SinjarSparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 4(4), 1-7.