Language and the making of modern India [electronic resource] : nationalism and the vernacular in colonial Odisha, 1803-1956 / Pritipuspa Mishra
- Mishra, Pritipuspa, 1979-
- New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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- pages cm
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- Introduction: Nation in the vernacular -- How the Vernacular Became Regional -- Vernacular Publics: A modern Odia readership imagined -- The Odia Political Subject and the Rise of the Odia Movement -- The Odia Political Subject and the Rise of the Odia Movement -- Odisha as Vernacula Homeland -- The Invisible Minority: History and the Problem of the Adivasi -- The Genius of India: Linguistic Difference, Regionalism and the Indian Nation.
- "In the National Anthem, India is portrayed as a collection of images, some geographical and some linguistic. Written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911, this poem staked out linguistic regions long before they were officially formed. By juxtaposing language based regions like Punjab, Gujarat, Maratha, Utkala and Banga with geographical features of the Indian landscape such as the mountains of Vindhyas and Himalayas, the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the Indian Ocean, the anthem endows these linguistic regions with a naturalness that can be belied by an attention to the history of how these regions came to be formed in modern India. Just as mountains, rivers and oceans were seen as primeval features of the national landscape, so too were the territorial domains of these languages"--
- 9781108425735 (hardback) and 9781108591263 (epub)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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