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Roop Krishen Bhat

Dr. Roop Krishen Bhat

Dr. Roop Krishen Bhat

Dr. Roop Krishen Bhat is a Linguist, Kashmiri Writer, translator and a Media free lancer. Born at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir state, he did his Graduation in Sciences from the University of Kashmir, Masters and Doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Kurukshetra and Diploma in Russian from Punjabi University Patiala.

Dr. Bhat has worked in the areas of Language, Literature, Culture, Media and Education He has been in educational Administration in last sixteen years. Presently he is working as Principal,Northern Regional Language Centre, MHRD, Govt.Of India, at Patiala. His previous assignments have been as Director, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Principal Publication officer at the NCPUL, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, Assistant Educational Advisor, Ministry of HRD, Programme Executive, AIR & Lecturer NRLC Patiala.

Dr. Bhat writes in Kashmiri, Hindi, Urdu and English and has written/edited/co-authored twenty seven books and dozens of Research Papers/Articles on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Mass media.

As a freelancer with both Print and Electronic Media he has been contributing to several magazines- newspapers on travel, tourism, culture etc. and writing scripts, anchoring- participating in various programmes of T V and Radio.

Dr. Bhat has received Sahitya Academy’s translation award for the year 2008 in Kashmiri language, Acharya chatursen award for literature by Sahitya Bharati and Pt. Krishnajoo Razdan sarswati puruskar 2010 by JKVM.

Dr. Bhat has visited U.K., Russian Federation, Thailand, UAE for participating/organizing Indian Cultural festivals, conferences and seminars in these countries.

 He is a cultural activist and has worked hard for promotion of Kashmiri language and culture especially after displacement of Kashmiris from Kashmir. He is a life Trustee of “Kashmir Cultural Trust” engaged in promotion of cultural activities. A Life Member of “Linguistic Society of India”, Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society, Indian Adult Education Association and several other socio-cultural NGOs.

Major Publications

(A) Linguistics and Language Teaching

  • Kashir Kita:b “State School Reader of Kashmiri” - Level I, CIIL Mysore – 1982

  • A Descriptive Study of Kashmiri (Grammar) Amar Prakashan, Delhi - 1987

  • Urdu - Kashmiri Reader Neelam Agencies, Anantnag J&K - 1988

  • Linguistics and Language Teaching Media Publishers, Delhi - 1990         

  • Kashmiri - English Dictionary (Co-author) CIIL, Mysore – 2001

  • Proficiency Tests in Kashmiri (Co-author) CIIL, Mysore – 2001

  • An Audio Cassette Course in Kashmiri (A Hand book with 3 Audio Cassettes), CIIL, Mysore (Conceived, written and edited) 2002

  • Kashmiri Swayamshikshak (A Kashmiri self taught book in Hindi) Media Publishers, 2004

  • Vliv K:shur hechav I - Let us learn Kashmiri-Primer, CIIL Mysore (Edited) 2003

  • Vliv K: shur  hechav II- Let us learn Kashmiri-Reader, CIIL Mysore, (Compiled and Edited) 2003

  • A Course in Kashmiri language, Indian Institute of Language Studies, Delhi 2007

(B) Literature

  • Harda Vaav - A Collection of Kashmiri Short Stories Kashmir Cultural Trust Jammu-2001

  • Parbat ke us paar ka sapna A collection of short stories in Hindi Media Publishers, Delhi-2006

  • Hindust :n’afsa:nI (translation of Indian Short stories), Published by Sahitya Academy2006

  • Ba Chas K∂shi;r – A collection of Kashmiri short stories, Kashmir Cultural  Trust, Jammu-2008

(C) Distance Education in Urdu

  • Urdu for All – A text Book (edited) NCPUL, 2005

  • Urdu Sab Ke Liye – A Text Book (edited) NCPUL, 2005

  • Aasaan Urdu Shaeri - A Text Book (edited) NCPUL, 2005

  • Ibtidai Urdu – A Text Book (edited) NCPUL, 2005

  • A Course in Urdu Pronunciation through Hindi and English (Text and Audio) NCPUL, 2006

Forthcoming Publications

  • k:shur Cultural Reader - (edited), Comprising of about 25 topicsCIIL, Mysore

  • a:z:di ptim  k:shir zaba:n (Development of Kashmiri after Independence) (edited), CIIL, Mysore

  • K:shIr zaba:n adab tI Kalcar (Kashmiri Language, Literature and Culture) (edited), CIIL, Mysore

  • Punjabi Kashmiri Common Vocabulary (co-author) Punjab Language Department

  • Urdu-English Dictionary (editor), NCPUL

  • Urdu-Hindi Dictionary (editor), NCPUL

  • Karmelin – Kashmiri transition of an award winning Konkani Novel by Damodhar Mauzo, Sahitya Academy.

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