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Urdu

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195670561
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0009
Urdu

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This chapter presents several documents focusing on the state of Urdu. The documents included show how Urdu has been discouraged; pleas of eminent Muslims before the Constituent Assembly to use Hindustani as the national language; Maulana Hasrat Mohani’s plea for inclusion of education in the concurrent list; Nehru’s plea for equal importance to both Hindi and Urdu; and memorandum submitted on 24 February 1956 by a delegation from Bihar to President Rajendra Prasad on recognition of Urdu as a regional language.

Keywords: Urdu; Hindi; education; Constituent Assembly; Hindustani; regional language; Maulana Hasrat Mohani; Nehru

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