This account of the Hindi movement examines the political, social and cultural aspects of the novement, particularly on the local and provincial levels. It is based on extensive use of both Hindi and English sources, including a thorough search of official records such as education reports, publication statistics and the like.
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Christopher King, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Windsor.Review:
`King considers almost every aspect of the Hindi movement and his work is clearly the culmination of a major research effort.'
Lionel Carter, Asian Affairs, February 1997
`remarkably well-researched book ... a timely contribution to an issue of tremendous import in contemporary Indian politics ... this book strikingly illustrates the role of language and linguistic symbols as crucial markers of identity in the process of the construction of 'community' and
'nationality' ... remarkably well documented ... this is a fascinating study that contributes much to our understanding of colonial Indian history and provides important insights into issues of crucial concern in contemporary Indian politics.'
Yoginder S. Sikand, Royal Holloway, University of London, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 25. No. 3, Sept '97
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