[aka Nihal, Nahali, Kalto]

Classification: Isolate



In the final phase of his project, Mohan is collating more than 20 hours of archival video, audio recordings and thousands of photographs of the locals to come up with a basic text on Nihali grammar. He will soon publish the first trilingual dictionary of Nihali-English-Hindi with 2,000 words. While Mohan’s search continues, Nihali’s struggle for survival has just begun.

Dhara Singh

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Jan. 1, 2014