July 16, 2016 | By Parmjeet Singh
Ludhiana: SAMVAD a forum with the aim of “Sarbat da Bhala” (Universal love and equality) and to form social coalitions to the aim for same, is going to organise a Seminar on the topic “LANGUAGES OF THE SUB-CONTINENT AND THE PROCESS OF INDIAN NATION BUILDING” on July 24th, 2016 at Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana, Punjab. In this fourth such gathering, the scholars are expected to explore the facts and issues related to the languages of the sub-continent and the process of Indian nation building.
“The process of Indian nation building was started in the colonial era of late nineteenth century. Khari Boli, a language of Oudh and Agra, was brought into prominence as Hindi language in the same period. Basically and from the point of definition, the concept of nation is deeply related to the language”, reads a release by Samvad.
“The process of Indian nation building has deeply affected all languages of the sub-continent. Various organisations and organ of establishment involved in the process of Indian nation building have done and doing everything in their power to build Hindi as national language of the sub-continent”, it reads further.
According to the Samvad, this seminar would present related facts & figures and explore the conditions of languages of the sub-continent in the process of nation building. How languages of the sub-continent developed and diminished in the process of nation building in India? What was and will be the fate of dialects? How many languages are dead and dying in this process and what are causes of this? Are languages and dialects enjoying language rights in India? There are many other questions in this field and may be different approaches to explore this topic.
Languages Of The Sub-Continent And The Process Of Indian Nation Building
On July 24th, 2016
Venue: Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana, Punjab.
FIRST SESSION: 10 am to 12:30 am; To be chaired by famous Punjabi poet Surjeet Paatar
Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
SECOND SESSION: 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm; To be chaired by Dr. Joga Singh
SPEAKERS AND THEIR TOPICS:
Saket Sahu: Kosali Language And Its Relations With State & Central Politics.
Dr.Deepak Pawar: Marathi Consciousness-Maharashtrian Identity And The Challenges Of The Coexistence Of Linguistic And Multilingual Nationalism
Senthil Nathan: Language As A Human Capital For Building A Multinational And Inclusive Federal India
Dr. Garga Chatterjee, Phd (Harvard): The Linguistic Question In Bengal : The Past And The Present
Dr. Sewak Singh: Hindi And Punjabi: Sociolinguistic Relations
Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh: Philosophy Of Language
Dr. Sikander Singh: Emergence Of Hindi And Its Impact On Other Languages Of The Sub-Continent
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