Language, Ideology and Power: Language Learning Among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India
This is the first book-length study of the history of language teaching and learning among South Asian Muslims. It looks at language teaching policies and texts to prove that they are meant to support certain ideologies which, in turn, support certain power structures. It also argues that, in most cases, people learn language to empower themselves by equipping themselves for powerful jobs.
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Abdul activists Ahmad Appendix areas Balochistan Bengali Brahvi British cent century Chapter College course created culture Dars-e-Nizami Delhi Desire domains of power elite elitist English schools English-medium schools English+Urdu established ethnic examination foreign languages Give equal rights Gujrati Gurmukhi Hindi Hindko Hindus Hyderabad ibid identity ideological Indian Muslims institutions Islamabad Islamic Karachi Kashmir Khan Lahore language-teaching large number learning linguistic literary literature madrassas Maulana medium of instruction modern Mohajirs Mohammad mother tongue Mughal Muslims Nadwi Nahw nationalists Nil Nil north India NUML NWFP officers optional Pakistan Pashto Pashtuns Percentage Persian Peshawar poet political Punjab University Punjabi Quetta Quran Rahman religious script Shah Sindhi Sindhi language Siraiki social Sufi Syed symbol taught teachers texts traditional translation ulema University of Karachi Urdu Urdu-medium Urdu-speaking vernacular women world view writing written Ziaul