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Language and politics in India / edited by Asha Sarangi.

Contributor(s): Sarangi, Asha.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Themes in politics series.Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xvi, 431 p. : ill. ; 23cm.ISBN: 9780195697865; 0195697863.Subject(s): Language policy -- India | India -- Languages -- Political aspectsDDC classification: 306.449 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Contents Language and the constitution : the half-hearted compromise / Granville Austin -- Sanskrit for the nation / Sumathi Ramaswamy -- Factors in the linguistic reorganization of Indian states / Joseph E. Schwartzberg -- Elite interests, popular passions, and social power in the language politics of India / Paul R. Brass -- The political saliency of language in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh / Selma K. Sonntag -- Language and politics in Jammu and Kashmir : issues and perspectives / K. Warikoo -- The great language debate : politics of metropolitan versus vernacular India / D.L. Sheth -- Vanishing diversities and submerging identities : an Indian case / Anvita Abbi -- Writing, speaking, being : language and the historical formation of identities in India / Sudipta Kaviraj -- Talking the national language : Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani in Indian broadcasting and cinema / David Lelyveld -- Language and the right to the city / Janaki Nair.
Summary: This volume - in the Themes in Politics series - problematizes the relationship between language (culture) and politics (power) at the social, political, historical, cultural, and ideological levels. It focuses on explaining the conceptual and historical unfolding of this relationship between 1900 and 2000.
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General Collection 306.449 L15 (Browse shelf) 123104 Available 123104

Includes bibliographical references (p. [416]-429).

Contents Language and the constitution : the half-hearted compromise / Granville Austin --
Sanskrit for the nation / Sumathi Ramaswamy --
Factors in the linguistic reorganization of Indian states / Joseph E. Schwartzberg --
Elite interests, popular passions, and social power in the language politics of India / Paul R. Brass --
The political saliency of language in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh / Selma K. Sonntag --
Language and politics in Jammu and Kashmir : issues and perspectives / K. Warikoo --
The great language debate : politics of metropolitan versus vernacular India / D.L. Sheth --
Vanishing diversities and submerging identities : an Indian case / Anvita Abbi --
Writing, speaking, being : language and the historical formation of identities in India / Sudipta Kaviraj --
Talking the national language : Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani in Indian broadcasting and cinema / David Lelyveld --
Language and the right to the city / Janaki Nair.

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

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