:-) Happy Pongal & Solution for India's language problem :-)

Gabriel pradip2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 17 23:52:45 EST 2000


Gabriel wrote,
                    I'd like Sanskrit better. Not Tamil.

----- Original Message -----
From: juergen neuss <jneuss at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE>
To: <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: :-) Happy Pongal & Solution for India's language problem :-)


> Why do all Indology-list members receive messages like the ones cited
> below and where is their acadamic (or any other) value:
>
> Bharat Gupt schrieb:
> >
> > Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:
> > >
> > > Happy Pongal everybody. On this Tamil festival day, I would like the
members
> > > to consider the following.
> > >
> > > Based on the recent and past discussions in Indology, I offer a
solution to
> > > the language problem in India. Given the multilingual ability of
Indians, we
> > > should make Tamil also an official/link language of India as well as a
> > > classical language.......
> > >
> > > I request Vishalji and Bharatji to convince the Indian Government of
the
> > > merits of this solution. :-) :-)
> >
> > Many Happy Returns of Pongal/Makara Sankranti.
> >
> > Throroughly impressed and in agreement with the above solution, I
visited my freinds at
> > the headquarters of the BJP  and found them jubiliant at the prospects
of capturing
> > power in Tamil Nadu! Trusting the multilingual ability of Indians, they
hoped that other
> > states like Kerala and Bengal will also make such demands, which they
will gladly
> > concede and capture power there also.
> >
> > However, gettting the wind of matter from the NET, there also arrived on
the scene
> > activists of DMK and AIDMK, who insisted that NOT TAMIL ALSO, BUT TAMIL
ONLY and NO
> > HINDI should be the official/link language. Realising the need for DMK
support at the
> > Centre and apprehensive of the past habits of AIDMK, they decided to
recommend that the
> > Govt. appoints a "Tamil as Official Language Commission", for which I
haved proposed
> > that it be chaired by Sri Palaniappan and should comprise of Sri N
Ganesan, Sri
> > Swaminathan Madhuresan and some others. Let us all hope for the best.
> > Bharat Gupt
>
> --
> Juergen Neuss
> Freie Universitaet Berlin
> Institut fuer Indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte
> Koenigin-Luise-Str. 34a
> D-14195 Berlin



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