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Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India: Making of the Maithili Movement

ISBN : 9780199479344

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¥8,217
Author: 
Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Feb 2018
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Moving beyond the existing scholarship on language politics in north India which mainly focuses on Hindi-Urdu debates, Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India examines the formation of Maithili movement in the context of expansion of Hindi as the 'national' language. It revisits the dynamic hierarchy through which a distinction is produced between 'major' and 'minor' languages.

Index: 

List of Maps, Images, and Tables
Acknowledgements
A Note on the Translation
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Language Politics in India and the 'Hindi Heartland'-The Status of Maithili
1 . British Rule and Classifications of Indian Languages: Making of Modern Enumerated Communities
2 . Language, History, Nation, and the Imaginary of Maithili Identity
3 . Maithili Language and the Movement, Part-I
4 . Maithili Language and the Movement, Part-II
Conclusion: Language as a Conceptual Category and Inner Contradictions of the Maithili Movement
Appendix
Select Bibliography
Index
About the Author

About the author: 

Mithilesh Kumar Jha teaches Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India.

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