However, according to the Constitution, India does not have a national language. Under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, there are 22 designated official languages, including Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and...
Hindi Diwas: The government should be concerned that the younger generation dislikes language imperialism
The move to make Hindi the national language is a political project, the language becoming a tool for constructing national unity
Hindi Diwas: Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resist the imposition of Hindi on them
Hindi Diwas: With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union
In India’s East and Northeast, the fear of losing linguistic identity has often led to prolonged agitations and violence among communities which share many social and cultural affinities
Hindi Diwas: Efforts to promote Hindi overseas have been ongoing for decades. And both the UPA and NDA governments have strived to have the language adopted officially by the United Nations.
Not only did the Centre’s push for a five-language formula for J&K in 2020 end Urdu’s status as its sole official language, it is also seen as an intermediary step towards Hindi imposition in the future
Caught between twin pincers of the market and a communalised polity, Urdu is in death throes
Throughout the Republic’s history, several states have seen protests against the imposition of Hindi. Can there be a national language of a multilingual...
Singer Sonu Nigam has spoken up about his thoughts on the ongoing debate around Hindi as the national language. This comes days after actor Ajay Devgn and...