[lg policy] The Politics of Language January 10, 201948 0 Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins. With Lok Sabha polls a few months away, enterprising Karnataka politicians are trying to create political capital by throwing their weight behind pro-Kannada causes while whipping up anti-Hindi sentiments in the state capital and elsewhere By Stephen David in Bengaluru IT ALL began with defacing of Hindi signs at the Bengaluru Metro, India’s third longest operational rail transit network, sometime in June 2017. Although the Metro is a joint venture of both the state and the Centre, pro-Kannada outfits with the backing of the then chief minister Siddaramaiah deemed it fit to demonstrate their anger at what they viewed as Hindi opposition in the state. The protests were not as bad as they were in Tamil Nadu a few decades ago where the local movements didn’t want any semblance of Hindi there. Siddaramaiah, now chairman of the coordination committee, is back at his pro-Kannada

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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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