Anvita Abbi

Anvita Abbi is a distinguished researcher on minority languages and perhaps the only one in the Indian subcontinent who has done first-hand field study on all the six language families from the Himalayas to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Leverhulme Professor at the University of London in 2011, Prof. Abbi taught linguistics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University for 38 years and was awarded the Guest Scientist position at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany