This page will continue to grow as more maps are built. All this data is sourced directly from the 2011 Indian Census. Through careful analysis, the intention is to represent visually the data returned concerning where people who returned Sanskrit as their 'mother tongue' are located. This is a preview to conducting more fieldwork in relation to then deciding which regions in India to focus on during future research.
This first map is shows the 'Urban' data for people who live in 'towns' in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Based on the same data set, the map, below, indicates how many people returned Sanskrit as their 'mother tongue' in the 2011 Census within state of Madhya Pradesh. However, instead of the focusing on the towns, the map shows the amount within each district. In India, there are several administrative levels. Within India, there are a certain number of states. Within each state there are a certain number of Districts; then, there is the sub-district level; which is known by various names across the country.
What this map shows is that the district of Hoshangabad has the highest number of people who returned Sanskrit as their 'mother tongue' with 524 so-called 'speakers'. This is followed by Bhopal; which has 249 so-called 'speakers'. Then, Indore, with 206. Shajapur with 127. Jabalpur with 65. And Rajgarh with 61.
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