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Title:
POST-COLONIAL IMPOSITIONS: ASSESSING EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE POLICIES IN INDIA

Authors:
Gian Sandhu

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Gian Sandhu
Redwood High School

MLA 8
Sandhu, Gian. "POST-COLONIAL IMPOSITIONS: ASSESSING EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE POLICIES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 7310-7316, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=558. Accessed Dec. 2019.
APA
Sandhu, G. (2019, December). POST-COLONIAL IMPOSITIONS: ASSESSING EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE POLICIES IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(12), 7310-7316. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=558
Chicago
Sandhu, Gian. "POST-COLONIAL IMPOSITIONS: ASSESSING EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE POLICIES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 12 (December 2019), 7310-7316. Accessed December, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=558.

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Abstract:
From the time of gaining independence from the British Empire, language policy has been a contentious issue in India, with respect to an Indian language to be placed by the side of English as an official language. There has since then been a conflict between governments which wish to impose Hindi, and the several states of India where Hindi is not identified as a prominent language or a mother tongue. This paper will examine the background and history of language policies in India, as well as the consequences that have ensued due to Hindi imposition from a sociological perspective. This paper will then pose certain recommendations and assess the desirability of such language imposition in India.