Sanskrit as national language
seedorff at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Tue Apr 5 21:47:29 UTC 1994
> > Unccl Ncevy 1fg!
> Nzq unccl Ncevy 1fg gb lbh gbb!
Come now, folks, what does this look like to you? I mean, gb lbh ? :)
You've been had! :)
On Tue, 5 Apr 1994, Sunando Sen wrote:
> ucgadkw at ucl.ac.uk (Dominik Wujastyk) wrote:
> > The Bhasaikatva policy
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > What do other INDOLOGists think of the new policy recently announced
> > whereby over the next seven years the Indian Government will phase in
> > Sanskrit as the language of all administrative documentation and
> > communication? Apparently the idea is that by the year 2001, senior
> > government officials will be sufficiently knowledgable in Sanskrit that
> > English will at last be ousted from the constitution as a national
> > language of India. This will expunge once and for all the last
> > lingering traces of British imperialism, and underline the great
> > historical roots of India's own culture. The accompanying massive
> > program of translation that has been proposed, of European-language
> > texts on science, technology and economics into Sanskrit, will be a
> > most interesting new development for all of us. It may even provide
> > work for some of our needy grad students!
> > Dominik
> This is indeed an astonishing news, even more so because our
> constitution declares the intention to establish Hindi as the national
> language at some (unspecified) future point of time.
> Sunando Sen
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