Each state in India is different from the other states in terms of language, culture, tradition and customs being followed. Within each state there are variations of the same language spoken in different districts. Take the example of Jaipur.
Language of Jaipur
There are many different caste, religion, traditions, and variations of the same language among different communities living in Jaipur making it, a truly multi- cultural, multi-religious, multi-lingual city. The commonly used language is English, Hindi and Rajasthani. English is used for official and professional discussion. Hindi is the lingua franca of Rajasthan
Rajasthani is the spoken language of the locals. But there are so many variations and change in dialects depending on the region from where Rajasthani is spoken.
- ✔In Dhundhar region of Rajasthan, it is Dhundhari (approximately 8 million speakers),
- ✔ In Hadoti region of Rajasthan, it is Harauti (approximately 4 million speakers),
- ✔In Mewar region of Rajasthan it is Mewari (approximately 5 million speakers),
- ✔in Mewat and Ahirwal region it is Mewati (approximately 3 million speakers),
- ✔In the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan it is Shekhawati (approximately 3 million speakers).
There are other Rajasthani languages with variations of Hindi and other regional languages. They are not significant for translation purpose as the number of speakers who do not know any other language is less.
Population of Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color.
As of 2011, the city of Jaipur had a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. It also serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Mount Abu.
Religion in Jaipur
78% of the population are Hindus, 18.6% are Muslims, 2.3% are Jains and others are 1.0%.
Culture of Jaipur
Arts and Crafts: The prior rulers of Jaipur patronised a number of arts and crafts. They invited skilled artisans, artists and craftsmen from India and abroad who settled in the city. Jaipur has many traditional shops selling antiques and handicrafts. Some of the crafts include bandhani, block printing, stone carving and sculpture, tarkashi, zari, gota-patti, kinari and zardozi, silver jewellery, gems, kundan, meenakari and jewellery, Lakh ki Chudiya, miniature paintings, blue pottery, ivory carving, shellac work and leather ware.
Performing Arts: Jaipur has its own performing arts. The Jaipur Gharana for Kathak is known for its rapid intricate dance forms, vivacious body movements and subtle Abhinaya. The Ghoomar is a popular folk dance style. Tamasha is an art form where Kathputli puppet dance is shown in play form.
Festivals: Major festivals celebrated in Jaipur include Elephant Festival, Gangaur, Makar Sankranti, Holi, Diwali, Vijayadashami, Teej, Eid, Mahavir Jayanti and Christmas.
Literature: Jaipur is also famous for the Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival in which country-wide authors, writers and literature lovers participate.
Economy of Jaipur
The economy of Jaipur is fuelled by tourism, gemstone cutting, the manufacture of jewellery and luxury textiles, and information technology.
Jaipur serves as major tourist attraction. There are approximately 40 million tourist who visit Jaipur every year.
Jaipur is a major hub for arts and crafts. It has many traditional shops selling antiques, jewellery, handicrafts, gems, bangles, pottery, carpets, textiles, leather and metal products.
Jaipur is one of India's largest manufacturers of hand-knotted rugs.
Jaipur leg, a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations, was designed and is produced in Jaipur.
Jaipur was ranked 31 among the 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing cities.
Mr. Dinesh Malkani, President Cisco India and SAARC said, “We are really proud to announce Jaipur as a Lighthouse City for Cisco globally. We are also excited to announce an Innovation Centre in the city. Jaipur, as a Lighthouse City, will showcase to the world what’s possible when visionary city leaders and urban planners design and build 21st century cities connected by a digital infrastructure. The vision is that Jaipur will be transformed into a powerful knowledge and digital hub”
Demand for Translation Service in Jaipur
Due to Government of India’s initiative to make Jaipur a top class city and the Smart City initiative as well as due to major corporate involvement, Jaipur has become one of the major growth area. Translation plays a significant role in communicating and involving the trading community, Industrialists, investors to come together in this development task.