This is an invitation to all the Bhojpuri speakers to share their feelings about the issue. Plz remain civil if u have something to say.
I am a native Bhojpuri speaker. I don't claim any scholarly knowledge of the language, because of an upbringing in a multicultural environment, but I know one thing for sure that I am a purist at spoken Bhojpuri.
One hears on n off that there is some political intention of declaring it as 8th sch language, but it never comes to fruition. Meanwhile mathili speakers have the leisure of not preparing for the optional.so much so, Bhojpuri doesn't even have the recognition in Bihar PCs, let alone upsc.
It breaks my heart to see that our beautiful language spoken by millions n millions across the country doesn't even have the pleasure of recognition, forget about promotion. No recognition amounts to disrespect to it's speakers. Real Bhojpuri is way different from the crass shit they sell as Bhojpuri in movies. It borrows a lot from Urdu, nepali n sometimes is quite akin to Bengali.
What do you guys think?? Am I missing something when i think it's an independent tongue worthy of recognition. Or is it's neglect justified?