Language has been a contentious issue since the formation of our nation. The Constituent Assembly debates are rife with discussions about whether Hindi, or any of a number of classical regional languages should be the official language, and whether English was the language of oppression and should be eliminated from the day-to-day affairs of the nation. When the Constitution came into being, a list of languages was appended in the form of the Eighth Schedule, and Hindi was enshrined as the official language — a decision that causes upheaval to date. (Read More)
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