Author: Tariq RahmanPublisher: Orient BlackswanYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 340ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125030775
Language and Politics in Pakistan is a study of the links between language, politics and ethnicity in Pakistan. Rahman reviews the history of all the major ethnic and language movements that have occurred and still continue in Pakistan today, such as the Bengali, Sindhi, Pashto and Punjabi movements. In addition, he also discusses smaller scale movements. This book is a very important contribution to the post-Independence history of Pakistan and by extension to the specific social configurations of the Indian subcontinent.
List of AbbreviationsGlossaryTranslation and TransliterationPrefacePreface to 2nd editionIntroductionTheoretical PreliminariesBritish Language Policies and ImperialismThe Vernacular-English ControversyThe Urdu-Hindi ControversyThe Bengali Language MovementThe Sindhi Language MovementThe Pashto Language MovementThe Language Movements of BalochistanThe Siraiki MovementThe Punjabi MovementMinor Language MovementsThe Urdu-English ControversyConclusionAppendicesBibliographyIndexMaps