Hindi

Reading the nation in war

A review of Gita Viswanath’s book on Indian military literature and Hindi war cinema.

| Nov 14, 2014

The Languages of Lollywood

How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.

| Sep 20, 2013

The return to NATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

Reports of Hindi's demise are greatly exaggerated, but the growing world of Hindi literature is taking energy from several directions.

| May 01, 2006

Speaking in tongues

Hindi newspapers wield overwhelming influence in Indian society, but this power is gravely misused to promote the interests of only one community.

| Aug 01, 1996

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