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Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

Jun 05, 2014

Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

All languages in this country should be treated as equal and state government should get the freedom to decide in what language they want to interact with central government instead of limiting option to just two languages. #LetterstoFP #Modi #Hindi #Indian Union #PM Narendra Modi #official languages of India #regional languages #the language war #Official Language Act #scheduled languages
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Feb 07, 2013

Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

As the freedom movement took off, so did a dispute between what the official language of India would be. Some said Hindi because it was spoken by more people, others said Urdu because much of the law and history was in it. Manto found the whole thing stupid as this piece shows. #Hindi #Urdu #Manto'sMusings #Language wars

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Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Aug 08, 2014

Gaza and the language of modern war

Steven Poole investigates the political and misleading use of such terms as 'human shields' and 'tragedy' The propaganda battle in a modern war begins with its name. Israel's attack on Gaza this summer was given an official Hebrew name meaning "resol... #Israel #Hamas
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Aug 08, 2014

The three housing problems that most affect your health

Poor housing costs the NHS more than £600m a year and can have devastating impact on residents' health. The National Housing Federation's Jake Eliot explains the three main factors Read more about the Guardian's social evils series Housing and squalo... #United Kingdom #National Health Service
Hindi or Urdu? Manto on post-independence language wars

Jul 23, 2014

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

(AP) -- An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by... #Egypt #Qatar #Al Jazeera #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi