"'Varanasi' is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together!" - Mark Twain

Welcome to Project Varanasi!

Group Project 4 - Language, Literature & Ramayana


A study of Ramayana & literature from this city, which at the same time is national as well as universal. Such a study will yield connections with contemporary life leading to an understanding of character, human relationships, family as well as society. Through this, one could incorporate elements in education that enhance human sensibilities and human values.

This project would also be used to connect young people with language and literature of Hindi and other languages spoken in Varanasi and surrounding region.

A translation effort which would use machine translation tools would also be tried. Students from IIT (BHU), BHU and other institutions as well as at large (thru internet) would be involved through crowd sourcing effort.

List of Projects :

Language :

S.noTiitle of the ProjectName of PICo-pi(s)Duartion View Details
1.World Famous Ramlila Of Ramnagar: The Cultural Heritage Of VaranasiProf. P.K. Mishra- Nil -Two Yearsview details
2.Machine Readable Dictionary Of Bhojpuri, Magahi And MaithiliProf. Rajeev SangalDr. Swasti Mishra, Dr. A.K. Singh5 -7 Monthsview details
3.Resources And Tools For Bhojpuri, Maithili And Magahi Machine Translation SystemDr. Anil Kumar SinghDr. Swasti Mishra3 - 5 Monthsview details
4.Development Of Anusaraka Support ModulesDr. Anil Kumar SinghDr. Sanjukta Ghosh2 Yearsview details
5.Resources And Tools For Bhojpuri Maithili & Magahi Phase 2-3Dr. Anil SinghDr. Swasti Mishra6-6 Months( Phase 2 & 3)view details
6.Banaras Ke Pramparagat Pesho Ki Shabdawali Ka Sankalan Evam AdhyyanProf. Prabhakar SinghProf. Sadanand Shahi12 Monthsview details
7.Science And Math EducationDr. Mohd. Zaheer Khan YusufzaiMr. Manish Jain1 Yearview details