Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Laws of Indian languages

"In 1949 Dr BR Ambedkar had moved a constitutional amendment to make Sanskrit India’s official language replacing Hindi. Not only the leaders from Tamil Nadu supported the move but Mr Naziruddin Ahmed, a Muslim League member from West Bengal also signed it. It’s another story how Hindi finally got the status but the episode amplifies how leaders of a nascent, independent India thought about Sanskrit." More here.

"Say Vanakkam to Tamil and it will be instantly translated as a Vande Mataram to Mother India."

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