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NOT JUST A VEHICLE OF EXPRESSION

Language is supposed to be one of the binding forces. Wherever you are, if you come across some one who speaks your language you side line other factors like caste, religion or status and make friends with that person.  One’s attachment to one’s language is such that, no matter how insignificant or unpopular one’s language is, one would glorify it at the expense of other languages.

But, this deep attachment is visible only when a person is away from his native state or when someone from his state is playing for some national team (sports & games) or holding some top posts.  Within the linguistic state, language is sidelined in favour of religion, caste or politics.  Apart from this, a single language has many faces and is treated like strangers.  The only binding force is the script and to some extent the literature.  It is applicable even to popular languages like English.  As we all know, there is English-English, American-English, Indian-English and so on..

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

3 Comments on “NOT JUST A VEHICLE OF EXPRESSION

  1. Language definitely binds people especially in foreign land. You see Tamil Sangam, Telugu Mandali, etc. I am not sure whetehr it is sidelined within the linguistic state- in Tamil Nadu for example it has assumed fanatic proportions.

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