Language, Religion and Politics in North India
This book is recognized as a classic study both of the politics of language and religion in India and of ethnic and nationalist movements in general. It received overwhelmingly favorable reviews across disciplinary and international boundaries at first publication, characterized as "a masterly conceptual analysis of language, religion, ethnic groups, and nationhood", "a monumental work", "of interest to all political scientists", one that "should be required reading for any politically concerned person" in the United Kingdom (from a TLS review), a work whose "value and importance can scarcely be overstated", with "no competitor in the same class".
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Language religion and group identities
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THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE
Akali Aligarh Aligarh movement all-India areas arena Arya Samaj assimilation Bihar Brahmans Census of India cleavages conflict Congress Constitution correlations cultural Darbhanga Delhi demands dialects differentiation districts dominant Dr Faridi elections electoral elite ethnic groups Government of India Grierson Gurumukhi Haryana Hindi-speakers Hindus and Muslims Hindus and Sikhs Ibid identity Indian Nation Islam issue Jan Sangh leaders leadership Linguistic Minorities literary Magahi Mahasabha Maithili language Maithili movement Maithili-speaking Majlis major Master Tara Singh ment minority language Mithila modern mother tongue Muslim community Muslim League Muslim minority Muslim political Nayar north Bihar north India official language Pakistan Patna political organization political parties population position post-independence Punjab Punjabi language Punjabi Suba Punjabi-speaking regional religion religious Report rural Sant Fateh Singh Scheduled Caste separate SGPC Sikh Sikh community social mobilization speakers symbols tion U.P. and Bihar United Provinces University Urdu-speakers Uttar Pradesh vote