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Language Policy in India is meant to facilitate promotion and imposition of Hindi, and for narrow interests as in Kashmir now

Language Policy in India is meant to facilitate promotion and imposition of Hindi, and for narrow interests as in Kashmir now

Reactionary politics in India, and the Indian State itself, seek to promote Hindi and thwart development of other languages and nationalities, not only those of South India, but notably also those in north India. The term “Hindi States” is an artificial construct meant for the same purpose. Whole languages were undermined and shown as “dialects”. The policy on languages and[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 India
‘Hinduisation’ of Jammu and Kashmir: The Language and Domicile Bills

‘Hinduisation’ of Jammu and Kashmir: The Language and Domicile Bills

Hindi along with Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri and English, has been made official language of Jammu and Kashmir. A bill is recently passed in the parliament of India to add Dogri and Hindi in list of already existing (Urdu and English) official languages of Jammu and Kashmir. People of Jammu and Kashmir feel alienated and express their distress, as their right[Read More…]

by September 28, 2020 India
Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

If the Anglophone Indians are derided as ‘Macaulay’s children’, then the Hindi speaking Indians can also be called ‘Gilchrist’s children’.            My late maternal grandmother – who had studied philosophy and biology in the 1940s Calcutta – had told me once during my boyhood, that Calcutta was the birthplace of the modern Hindi language: it was ‘invented’ by the British[Read More…]

by September 27, 2020 India