Research reveals deep East-South connection

27 March 2017

Professor Rajend Mesthrie has been awarded a BRICS-related NIHSS grant for joint India-South Africa research on language and culture. 

Mesthrie will be working alongside Professor Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi from the Department of Linguistics at Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute in Pune (India), as well as with Dr Mrunal Chavda and Dr Vinu Chavda, two post-doctoral fellows from Gujarat State University, Ahmedabad (India).

The project aims to document two Indian languages that have been in South Africa for over 125 years – Kokni (or Konkani) and Gujarati. See more at: