Language Politics Under Colonialism: Caste, Class and Language Pedagogy in Western India

Language Politics Under Colonialism: Caste, Class and Language Pedagogy in Western India

by Dilip Chavan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443842501
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dilip Chavan is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Chair and Studies Centre at the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India. His areas of interest are social history of language education, cultural history of caste, and language planning in India.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction x

Chapter 1 Theoretical Preliminaries 1

Chapter 2 Warring Languages: The Rise and Fall of Sanskrit and Persian 54

Chapter 3 Language Politics: Translation of Coercion into Consent 71

Chapter 4 The Standardisation of Marathi: Grammar and Lexicography 136

Chapter 5 Politics of Patronage and Institutionalisation of Language Hierarchy 187

Chapter 6 Curriculum, Ideology and Pedagogy: Moral Textbooks and Domestication of the Neo-literate 231

Chapter 7 Conclusion 252

Bibliography 259

Glossary 275

Appendix: Address to the Nobility and Gentry of Maharashtra 277

Index 283

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