Redefining Urdu Politics in India


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This seminal volume of essays on the status of the Urdu language since partition examines the problems faced by Urdu and the future of its survival as a functional language in India. It forwards the argument that this once-secular language has now been denigrated to only the Muslim population-it survives merely as a medium of religious instruction in madrasas. This has brought the functionality of the language in the common Indian civic space into question and has given it communal overtones. These essays, by seventeen ...

Redefining Urdu Politics in India 2010, OUP India, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9780198068464


Redefining Urdu Politics in India 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, New Delhi, India

ISBN-13: 9780195677393