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Companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) walk as Basques from both sides of the Franco-Spanish border gather at Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, southwestern France. Some tens of thousands of Basques marched peacefully to demand the safe-keeping of Basque-language schools and promote new ones.

AP Photo/Bob Edme

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays floral tribute at the Bhasha Shahid Memorial monument on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik

People pay tributes at 'Bhasha Shahid Bedi', a memorial for Bengali language martyrs, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, in Kolkata. International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 around the world to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity.

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Students hold placards and a banner during a silent protest to demand promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language, in Srinagar.

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Many institutions offer foreign language lessons

Awardees during the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2018, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Hanraj Gangaram Ahir launch the website "Leela Hindi Prawah" during the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2018, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A Sindhi language class in progress at a Mumbai college

Sheldon Pollock, eminent Sanskritists and founder-editor, Murty Classical Library

Photograph by Jitender Gupta

Artists waiting to perform during the inauguration of the 1st Confucius classroom of Chinese language at china town, in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Artists perform Dragon Dance during inauguration of Indias Confucius Classroom at the school of Chinese Langague in China Town, Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, Ma Zhanwu and Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi during the inauguration of the First Confucius Classroom of Chinese language at china town, in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

‘Unhidden persuader’

The anti-Hindi agitation at its peak in 1965

C.N. Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi, MGR and Periyar in the late 1960s

People hold Bengali alphabets along with India and Bangladesh flags during a programme ahead of International Mother Language Day.

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English As She’s Spoke The language of empowerment

Shekhar Gupta

Artists from Kashmir during a rehearsal for the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal.

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Preparations underway for the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal.

PTI Photo

Professor Sharif Husain Qasmi

Jitender Gupta

Chinese travel writer Hong Mei, who published the fist travelogue on India in Chinese language, poses with a tribal child in Odisha.

PTI Photo

Nobel laureate V S Naipaul launched the Chinese edition of his celebrated novel A Bend in the River. This is first visit to China where he is attending the Shanghai literary festival and a series of other events.

Courtesy - @PDChina

Govardhan Panda in his home

George Abraham Grierson

Men of many words Mewati speakers in Haryana

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Picture of eloquence Lepcha community members in Siliguri

AFP (From Outlook 09 September 2013)

Reschooling The Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh, Gujarat

AFP (From Outlook 09 September 2013)

Dream land KV students meet Merkel in Berlin

Learning the world These students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Noida, have chosen German as the third language option

Tribhuvan Tiwari

TALKED New research by Max Planck Inst say language, speech predate Neanderthal age. Modern tongues may still carry traces, language ‘origin’ pushed to a million years ago.

Floral tributes mark the Martyr's Monument, or Shaheed Minar, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/Pavel Rahman

Word war An anti-Hindi protest in Madras

Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs, honours Peter Gerald Friendland of Australia at closing ceremony of 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Delegates stand near a bust of Pandit Nardevji Vedalankar unveiled at the 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore

Delegates attend second day of the 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore

The latest cartoon that is causing a controversy in Tamil Nadu is from a class XII Political Science text book of the NCERT, and drawn by R.K. Laxman. It relates to the anti-Hindi agitation of 1965 in Tamil Nadu and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)'s general secretary Vaiko has written to Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Kabil Sibal, saying the cartoon was a total distortion of history and hurt the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu and maligned the Dravidian Movement.

R.K. Laxman

Illustration by Leela

Illustration by Leela

Hindi authors Suredra Sharma (L) and Ashok Chakradhar at a function organised to celebrate Hindi Day and present Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009- 10 in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi

President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delh.

PTI Photo/Vijay Kumar Joshi

President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Kumar Joshi

In Their Own Language A lecturer teaching at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

P. Anil Kumar

Poets O.N.V. KURUP and AKHLAQ K. SHAHRYAR win Jnanpith for ’07 and ’08 respectively. Seminal voices in Malayalam and Urdu, and stellar film lyricists too.

Sound Chart: S. Prasanna Sree explaining her script for Kupia

Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari presenting a trophy to an awardee during a function organised by Department of Official Languages (Ministry of Home Affairs) to celebrate Hindi Day at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram and the MoS for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran look on.

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Sameer Mishra
With his ecstatic father after his 2008 victory. Parents said the $40,000 prize money would ease his tuition burden.

Reuters (From Outlook, 26 July, 2010)

Anurag Kashyap
The 2005 winner meets California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This Muzaffarpur-born speller went on to study at MIT.

AP

Nupur Lala
The 1999 winner featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Spellbound. Is applying to medical school.

Reuters (From Outlook, July Issue 26, 2010)

Anamika Veeramani
This year’s winner was coached by her engineer mother Malar. She wants to become a cardiovascular surgeon.

Ace speller Kavya Shivashankar and her family meet Obama. Her sister Vanya, 8, was the youngest to enter this year’s Bee.

The White House

World Classical Tamil Conference

President Barack Obama greets Kavya Shivashankar, left, the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee winner, and her family in the Oval Office, June 3, 2010.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Anamika Veeramani, 14, of North Royalton, Ohio, is greeted by spelling friends after winning the 2010 National Spelling Bee in Washington.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Illustration by Sorit

MNS activists smashed the glass doors of airtel's office because the company's welcome message was in Hindi and not in Marathi.

PTI Photo

International Mother Language Day, Calcutta

Sandipan Chatterjee

Old languages find traction in new media

Tribhuvan Tiwari

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