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Sonu Nigam: Hindi Might Be The Most Spoken Language But Not The National Language

Sonu Nigam: Hindi Might Be The Most Spoken Language But Not The National Language

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 actor Kiccha Sudeep have a Twitter spat over the same.

03 May 2022
The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resi­st the imposition of Hindi on them

29 May 2022

Hindi: The Urge To Build A National Consciousness Around A Language

The move to make Hindi the national language is a political project, the language becoming a tool for constructing national unity

Let A Language Contend

Let A Language Contend

Throughout the Republic’s history, several states have seen protests aga­inst the imposition of Hindi. Can there be a national language of a multilingual...

29 May 2022

A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

Caught between twin pincers of the market and a communalised polity, Urdu is in death throes

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29 May 2022
Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

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...


29 May 2022
Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

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...


29 May 2022
Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union


29 May 2022
The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

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...


29 May 2022
The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The government should be concerned that the younger generation dislikes language imperialism


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