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Language politics and public sphere in North India : making of the Maithili movement

Author: Mithilesh Kumar Jha, (Lecturer in political science)
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mithilesh Kumar Jha, (Lecturer in political science)
ISBN: 9780199479344 0199479348
OCLC Number: 1018251244
Description: xix, 341 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 Communities2 . Language, History, Nation, and the Imaginary of Maithili Identity3 . Maithili Language and the Movement, Part-I4 . 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
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