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Language and politics in India / edited by Asha Sarangi.

Contributor(s): Sarangi, Asha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Themes in politics series.Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xvi, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780198064220 (pbk.); 0198064225 (pbk.).Subject(s): Language policy -- India | Linguistic minorities -- India | India -- Languages -- Political aspectsDDC classification: 306.440954 LAN Online resources: Table of contents only
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: "Part of the Themes in Politics series, this volume contextualizes the theme of language and politics within an interdisciplinary framework, and draws attention to the intimate and complex overlap between culture and power at various levels. Rather than presenting the language question as simply one of communication in a multilingual country like India, this book analyses overlapping hierarchies centred around the identities of language, region, culture, caste, and religion." --Book Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [416]-429).

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.

"Part of the Themes in Politics series, this volume contextualizes the theme of language and politics within an interdisciplinary framework, and draws attention to the intimate and complex overlap between culture and power at various levels. Rather than presenting the language question as simply one of communication in a multilingual country like India, this book analyses overlapping hierarchies centred around the identities of language, region, culture, caste, and religion." --Book Jacket.

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