OLAC Record

Title:Biography of Wanja Ramdasow
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor:Sony Jabasow
Vivek 'Abu' Sangcho
Wanja Ramdasow
Contributor (consultant):Bichi Sangcho
Lolam Ramdasow
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Description:In this biographical narrative Wanja Ramdasow accompanied by his wife Lolam Ramdasow, speaks about his childhood struggles, his early education and how hard it was for him to study, and how who became the first gazetted government officer among the Hrusso Akas. He exhorts the younger generation to get themselves educated.
Born in Karnataka, India. Working in Northeast India as a Jesuit since 1999. Involved with Hrusso Aka orthography development and language support since 1999, having learned the language at Palizi while teaching. Currently doing a DPhil (PhD) in linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK (Thesis: A Grammar of Hrusso Aka). Founder and leader of the Hrusso Literature Team, formed in 2017.
Son of Kalo and Abamei (née Sakrinsow) Jabasow. Miji by birth, but born and brought up in Thrizino, speaking Hrusso as his mother tongue. Mother is Hrusso; Father is Miji, but bilingual in Miji and Aka. 'Jabasow' is a Hrusso version of the Miji surname 'Jabowju'.
Son of Amita and Lupa Sangcho. Grandson of Bichi Sangcho. Miji by birth, but born and brought up at Thrizino. Grew up speaking Arunachali Hindi as a first language. Very fluent in English. Semi-fluent in Hrusso Aka.
Daughter of Atuĝam Sidisow, married to Sancha Sangcho, mother to 6 children (2 of whom are living): Lupa Sangcho, and Sita Rahman, grandmother of Vivek 'Abu' and Mareena Sangcho. Known as 'Binota'. Elder sister of the present MLA, Kumsi Sidisow. Original village: Jamiri (after her ancestors' migration from Dijangania), moved after marriage to Thrizino.
ADC (Additional Deputy Commisioner) of Thrizino Circle at the time of recording. Wanja was the first Hrusso Aka to serve as a government officer, and the tribe's frist graduate. He retired in November 2017. Original village: Ramda, now resident in Thizino
Née Jebisow, married to Wanja Ramdasow. Original village: Khuppi, but now resident in Thrizino
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1211520%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
memoirs and biography
English language
Hruso language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Vijay D'Souza (researcher); Sony Jabasow; Vivek 'Abu' Sangcho; Bichi Sangcho (consultant); Wanja Ramdasow; Lolam Ramdasow (consultant). 2016-04-29. Vijay D'Souza.
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