This book is recognized as a classic study both of the politics of language and religion in India and of ethnic and nationalist movements in general. It received overwhelmingly favorable reviews across disciplinary and international boundaries at first publication, characterized as qa masterly conceptual analysis of language, religion, ethnic groups, and nationhoodq, qa monumental workq, qof interest to all political scientistsq, one that qshould be required reading for any politically concerned personq in the United Kingdom (from a TLS review), a work whose qvalue and importance can scarcely be overstatedq, with qno competitor in the same classq.Gumperza#39;s study was carried on in Delhi, but it may be broadly relevant to the urban environment of the Punjab ... Thus, the extreme pro-Hindi view that Punjabi a#39;is nothing more than a spoken language, or a mere dialect a#39;5 is as much contrary to the known linguistic facts as is the extreme ... Language in Social Groups: Essays by John J. Gumperz (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1971 ), pp.
|Title||:||Language, Religion and Politics in North India|
|Author||:||Paul R. Brass|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2005|