Language and Politics in India

Paperback | July 1, 2010

EditorAsha Sarangi

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This volume - in the Themes in Politics series - focuses on the relationship between language (culture) and politics (power) at the social, political, historical, cultural, and ideological levels. It explains the conceptual and historical unfolding of this relationship between 1900 and 2000.It also expands newer areas and frontiers of research and critical thinking by drawing attention to readings from different disciplines and perspectives. The essays have been thematically arranged to illustrate the rich diversity of issues and arguments. The plurality and methodologicalinnovativeness is reflected in the selection of readings and their novel ways of interpreting the language question. The major highlights of this volume are India's linguistic diversity and its political predicament; linguistic states formation in independent India; Indian Constitution and thelanguage question; linguistic minorities; and language and education.

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This volume - in the Themes in Politics series - focuses on the relationship between language (culture) and politics (power) at the social, political, historical, cultural, and ideological levels. It explains the conceptual and historical unfolding of this relationship between 1900 and 2000.It also expands newer areas and frontiers of ...

Asha Sarangi is Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198064225

ISBN - 13:9780198064220

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List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgementsAsha Sarangi: Introduction: Language and Politics in IndiaPart I: Language, History, and Nation1. Granville Austin: Language and the Constitution: The Half-Hearted Compromise2. Sumathi Ramaswamy: Sanskrit for the Nation3. Joseph E. Schwartzberg: Factors in the Linguistic Reorganization of Indian States4. Paul R. Brass: Elite Interests, Popular Passions, and Social Power in the Language Politics of IndiaPart II: Language, Region, and State5. Selma K. Sonntag: The Political Saliency of Language in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh6. K. Warikoo: Language and Politics in Jammu and Kashmir: Issues and Perspectives7. D.L. Sheth: The Great Language Debate: Politics of Metropolitan versus Vernacular IndiaPart III: Language and the Identity Politics8. Anvita Abbi: Vanishing Diversities and Submerging Identities: An Indian Case9. Sudipta Kaviraj: Writing, Speaking, Being: Language and the Historical Formation of Identities in India10. David Lelyveld: Talking the National Language: Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani in Indian Broadcasting and Cinema11. Janaki Nair: Language and the Right to the CitySelect BibliographyNotes on Contributors