Language and Politics in Pakistan

Language and Politics in Pakistan

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Author: Tariq Rahman
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 340
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-250-3077-8


Language and Politics in Pakistan is a study of the links between language, politics and ethnicity in Pakistan.

Rahman reviews the history of all the major ethnic and language movements that have occurred and still continue in Pakistan today, such as the Bengali, Sindhi, Pashto and Punjabi movements. In addition, he also discusses smaller scale movements.

This book is a very important contribution to the post-Independence history of Pakistan and by extension to the specific social configurations of the Indian subcontinent.


List of Abbreviations Glossary Translation and Transliteration Preface Preface to 2nd edition Introduction Theoretical Preliminaries British Language Policies and Imperialism The Vernacular-English Controversy The Urdu-Hindi Controversy The Bengali Language Movement The Sindhi Language Movement The Pashto Language Movement The Language Movements of Balochistan The Siraiki Movement The Punjabi Movement Minor Language Movements The Urdu-English Controversy Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index Maps