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‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

Hariḥ Om. There has been some uproar about the Government’s decision to have Sanskrit taught in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in place of German. The common argument is that in this more connected world we should accommodate foreign languages. But we already have- it’s called ‘English’, the official language of India. However, the matter at hand [...]

November 23, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on ‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

Sanskrit : A Language of ‘Controversy’

Sanskrit : A Language of ‘Controversy’

Some sixty to forty years ago, the Jan Sangh, precursor of the BJP, was 100% in favour of the replacement of English with a native language. Because the Constituent Assembly had opted (by a single vote) for Hindi rather than Sanskrit as the “link language”, it became a pro-Hindi party, but in their hearts many [...]

August 14, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on Sanskrit : A Language of ‘Controversy’