Abstract: Several attempts have been done to add emotional effects to synthesized speech and several prototypes and fully operational systems have been built based on different synthesis techniques. Butfor Indian languages, there is still a lack of fully operational text to speech synthesis system with emotional effects. This paper aims to give an overview of what has been done in this field for some of the Indian Languages and highlights different issues faced during the development.

Keywords: Indian Language Scripts, IPA, MaryTTS, Emotional Speech Database.