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Gandhiji on Linguistic Pluralism in India – Towards knowing Gandhiji: Part 4

One of the questions that has troubled me immensely over the last decade concerns the future of linguistic pluralism in India. Here, I discuss my readings of Gandhi’s view on language pluralism in the pre-independent Indian subcontinent. I try to see if his views have any resonance with the present-day language federalism debate in India. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Towards knowing Gandhiji : The Soul-force : Hind Swaraj : part 3

Last year there was a major natural disaster in the glacier pilgrimage town of Kedarnath (North India) that left many dead and damaged an entire ecosystem.  Perhaps, I should say we, in-humans had damaged an ecosystem and mother nature took the first step towards restoring herself.  Reacting to the incident in an interview veteran Hindi … ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Towards knowing Gandhiji- Hind Swaraj: part 2

Gandhiji’s ‘Hind Swaraj‘ is a discourse on the principles that provide basis to an Indian demand for freedom from British rule.  In his preface he mentions the date (22-Nov-1909) and the place, Kildonan Castle, where he wrote the book.  I looked it up and wondered what was Gandhiji doing in a remote island, south of … ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

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