Hindi language

India’s dying languages

"Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.”

Watch: The craze of Hindi language song in Israel

The subject of the video is a middle-aged Caucasian/European gentleman who is cheerfully crooning the famous Hindi song "Laal Chhadi Maidan Khadi" from the 1965 movie Janwar with playback by Mohammed Rafi.

Quest for Rashtrabhasha

Hindi has been modernised and is endowed with greater literary merit. It has been a force for India's unity. Does it not have the right to claim the position of the common language of our country? What the Rashtrabhasha advocates do not appear to realise is that even the slightest hint of compulsion revives the controversy and politicises the entire issue.