Language, Religion and Politics in North India

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iUniverse, 2005 - History - 484 pages
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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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Good knowledge about our Language, Religion and Politics in North India.......... But I want to say that Nowadays Maithili is a language which is also in the Indian eighth schedule, even We can do UPSC with Maithili................ Now we want to add our primary education in Maithili, because our Mother tounge is Maithili.............. and one more thing we want seperate Mithila State.........so that our Language, culture and food are will be same ............ and we will develope............ Thanks........  

Contents

Language religion and group identities
3
The Maithili movement in north Bihar
51
Urdu and Muslim grievances in north India 194771
182
Contemporary Muslim politics and political organization
235
THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE
275
Government policy and party politics
337
Electoral politics and communal cleavage in the Punjabi
367
The process of nationalityformation in north India
403
Bibliography
435
Index
451
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