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Arvind's comment on Hindi: Our National Language?

Arvind's comment on Hindi: Our National Language?
The question of national language merges to the larger question of 'What defines the statehood of India?' One school of thought considers the British rule in India as a main cause of Indian statehood. Most of the commentators in this discussion seem to hold this view. This view can not explain different national movements like Sri Lankan, Burmese, Nepali, Afghani and lastly Pakistani as separate movements from the big landmass ruled by Britishers. It also can not explain why no separate Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam etc. national movements grew in British India? Perhaps, the explanation of these unanswered questions, lies in the fact that contrary to the largely held belief, British rule in India was not the element that defined India as a nation. One thought considers that the nation is defined by the land mass over which the interests of the vanguards of the society, are secured and protected. It was accepted by many in the world in twentieth century. In case of India, it is the cast system in India which protected the interests of the Trai Varniks, i.e. Brahmins, Xatriyas and Vaishyas, historically, that made India, a nation, historically. However unacceptable the cast system be in todays world, there can be no denial of it as a legacy for nationhood. Wherever, the cast system ceased to exist, India also ceased to exist there. Then, the logical choice as national language can be "Modified and simplified" Sanskrit. Its implementation can be planned phase wise. "Modified and simplified" Sanskrit is easier to accept as all the regional languages owe their origin to Sanskrit. It has great upper hand over English as it is closer even to the illiterate villagers whose present day language derives more than 70% of its vocabulary to Sanskrit. What is needed is a will to act within the rulers of present day India. As far as Hindi is concerned, it has originated more or less simultaneously and developed to the same extent as the many regional languages in India. It can only be a regional language of many regions within India and as a stop gap arrangement till Modified and simplified Sanskrit takes place as National language.
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