Civil mobilization among ethnic and linguistic minorities

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On the one hand, Pakistan and India are multilingual countries surpassing the classical understanding of linguistic nationalisms; on the other,both have attempted to construct independence movements and subnational divisions on the basis of language. This fact is evident in the Bengali movement behind the creation of Bangladesh. After introducing the movements behind these linguistic identities and the social environment they have operated in, the intellectual and organizational frames for the sustaining Santali, a tribal language spoken by more than six millions persons, are discussed in great detail. Some authors argue for the possible success of this movement, which was behind the creation of Jharkhand state in 2001, while others express more pessimism as they look at large-scale changes in the situation of linguistic minorities in India.
TitelRe-Interrogating Civil Society in South Asia : Critical Perspectives from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
RedaktørerPeter Birkelund Andersen, Rubya Mehdi, Amit Prakash
Antal sider6
Publikationsdatoapr. 2021
Kapitel(Introduction) Part III
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-815-38526-4 (hbk), 978-0-367-75439-6 (pbk)
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-003-16249-0
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - Civil society, Civil society minority languages, Civil society and minority languages, India

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