language

Borrowed Vocabularies

Farrukh Dhondy’s whimsical exploration of words.

| Jul 18, 2016

A fading khaki tapestry

The death of small languages in Pakistan represents the death of civilisations.

| Mar 17, 2015

These songs do not die

Could a region as varied as Southasia expect anything other than today's dizzying cornucopia of literary creations?

| May 01, 2011

Vernacular of our times

Recontextualising and Benchmarking the Participatory Discourse of the Service Delivery Stakeholder

| Sep 01, 2003

Swansong of Unity

Sinhala nationalism in Namo Namo Matha.

| Jun 01, 2003

Singing the nation

Singing the concept of an akhand Bharat or of a Persianised sultanat or of a shonar Bangla when part of Bengal is- in India is unreal.

| May 01, 2003

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