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Published: 12 January 2012

350 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199063130

Bookseller Code (06)


From Hindi to Urdu

A Social and Political History

Tariq Rahman

This is the first social and political history of Urdu. It analyzes the historiography of the language--narratives about its names, linguistic ancestry, place of birth--to the politics of identity construction among the Hindus and Muslims of India during the last two centuries. More importantly, and for the first time, it provides a historical account of the use of Urdu in social domains such as employment, education, printing and publishing, radio, films and television etc.