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The language of development

Indian regional languages distribution

There is some debate on whether Hindi should be used officially as a government language, that is meeting resistance from anti-Hindi quarters who see it as marginalizing the non-Hindi population of India. On the other hand, there are those who think that English marginalizes most people of India, since effective communicators in English are a …

Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 2

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 One such noteworthy phenomenon is the scramble for ‘good’ schools that provide education in the English medium in exchange for what, at times, amounts to ‘a King’s ransom’ by contrast with other schools that use ‘regional languages’ as the medium of instruction. Please note that …