In Conversation: 'Voices from the Lost Horizon' by Anvita Abbi

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The Great Andamanese is a moribund language of the only surviving pre-neolithic tribe, on its last breath. When a language is on the verge of extinction, its history, culture, ecological base, knowledge of the diversity, ethno-linguistic practices, and the identity of its community—everything is endangered.

This is what prompted Prof. Anvita Abbi to conduct a research study to give life to the lost oral heritage of the vanishing world of the Great Andamanese and this led to the creation of the book, ‘Voices from the Lost Horizon’.

Join the author and linguist, Prof. Anvita Abbi as she speaks with Trisha De Niyogi for the launch of the book by clicking here.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep... -Robert Frost