Vital Statistics

RM.Krishnan poo at GIASMD01.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Jan 7 15:18:16 UTC 2000

At 1/6/00 11:29:00 PM, you wrote:

>I wonder why some Indians keep giving credit to Europeans for language-based
>identity and nationalism in India in spite of clear evidence to the contrary.
>The only way for this Indian view to make sense is if Tamilnadu was not part
>of the Indian state. After all, the Tamil country was not part of the Mauryan
>empire either.:-)

This is a vital point which most Indians other than Tamilians do not comprehend, when we are talking about vital
statistics and dialects/language demarcation.

What we call India is a creation of (may be) 200 years old.

With regards,

>S. Palaniappan

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