Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834


Magahi and Magadh: Language and People

Lata Atreya, Smriti Singh and Rajesh Kumar3

Magahi is an Indo-Aryan language, spoken in Eastern part of India. It is genealogically related to Magadhi Apbhransha, once having the status of rajbhasha, during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. The paper outlines the Magahi language in historical context along with its present status. The paper is also a small endeavor to capture the history of Magadh. The paper discusses that once a history of Magadh constituted the history of India. The paper also attempts to discuss the people and culture of present Magadh.