In Bangshila village, the first governmental school opened in 2052 B.S with all the basic facilities provided to attract the local marginalised ethnic children which linguistically only speak Tamang language. At the early summer of Baishakh, classes started to in roll. And, Tamang’s children of Bangshila village for the first time began to go to school. As all the textbook and medium of teaching was in Nepali language, it was difficult to read and write. But, as time passes by children who only speak Tamang began to communicate in Nepali.
This is the simplistic example of linguistic conversion. Due to social, political and geographical reasons, many people tend to converse for the benefit it provides. In Nepal, Panchayat system(1960 to 1990)formally coded the concept of one country, one language where the diverse ethnic community was asserted to live under a single ruling identity-Nepali.
Back 2 years ago, I went to Bangshila village to capture the faces of children’s standing between the divergence of linguistic onslaught and the process of reinstatement who by lack of governmental policy to protect multilingual community might be the last Tamang speaking generation of bangsila village.