"Hindi" Essays and Research Papers

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Science writing in Hindi appears to have began in 1818 (Patariya, 2000) with the publication of a magazine named “Hindi Digdarshan,” copies of which were circulated to many schools in West Bengal. ‘Digdarshan' regularly incorporated materials on science, a trend that was not in vogue at that time even in contemporary reputed Hindi publication 'Udant martand' (1928) credited to be the first Hindi newspaper. Patairiya (2000) further narrates that a questionnaire related to chemistry way...

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Urdu Hindi Controversy

contributed towards the development of the language. The Urdu-Hindi controversy started with the fall of the Mughal Empire. This is because the Hindus felt that Urdu was a language of the invaders as many Turkish, Arabic and Persian words had been added to it. Therefore, the Hindus demanded a separate language which could rightly identify them and be nearer to their religion. Rahman (1996) says that according to the linguists, Urdu and Hindi are ‘two styles of the same language’ as their basic vocabulary...

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Hindi as a Language

The constitution of India (Article 343) recognises Hindi as the official language of India. Hindi is also the main language in many states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal/ Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. It is spoken by more than 437 million people in the world. The other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili, Bhojpuri, to name only a few. Hindi can be traced back to as early as the seventh or eighth...

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Hindi Nationalism

Hindi Nationalism This piece on Hindu nationalism, written by Alok Rai, deals with the coming of modern Hindi in the late 90s and the early 20s. Alok Rai who is also known as a critical thinker, theorist and also the grandson of Premchand makes his readers aware of the process of modernization in the case of language. In this essay we get to witness a connection between Hindi (old Hindi) and “Hindi” (new Hindi). Making of Hindi as a modern language connects to the programme of the imagining the...

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Syllabus: Ancient Hindi Literature

Name: Part I Alternative Language - Hindi Discipline : Hindi Course Scheme Weekly Contact Hours Semester Title of the Paper I PAPER I Prose –I, Prose –II, Short stories, Functional Hindi-I PAPER II Drama, Novel Functional Hindi-II PAPER III Ancient Poetry, History of ancient Hindi literature, General essays, Functional Hindi-III PAPER IV Modern Poetry, Khandakavya, Poetics, History of Modern Hindi Literature. Functional Hindi IV II III IV No. of Credits ...

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Role of Language and Script in Raising the Religious Revivalism in Colonial Punjab Ayesha Tabbasum

Press Karachi, university of karachi2006) 807. Language Controversy between Urdu and Hindi Although it was religion which was the key defining feature of Muslim identity, the Urdu language was an important symbol. For Hindus, except for the religious communities, the symbol of religion had to be played down to avoid alienating other major religious communities. However, despite linguistic pluralism, the Hindi language remained an important symbol in the construction of the Hindu identity for the...

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Creative Writing and Reading Comprehension Lesson

& 5 Poem – Seeds TO THEOLOGY/ MORAL SCIENCE (ORALS) 26-9-12 ARABIC (ORALS) 15-9-12 TO THEO: Surah Al- Nas / MSC: ARABIC: Letters with words Reading Les- 3 ई,उ,ऊ HINDI READING & RECITATION S.A.C ORAL (PAGE 8) L–5 - - मात्रा Recitation Lesson – 10 26-9-12 English & Hindi Spelling ( lesson wise) & Listening Comprehension Dates will be notified in the school diary Maths Activity, Mental Ability & Multiplication tables. Dates will be notified in the school...

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Medieval period India

term is derived from the name of the goddess Sati, also known as Dakshayani, who self-immolated because she was unable to bear her father Daksha's humiliation of her husband Shiva.“ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sati_(practice)) Sati appears in the Hindi and Sanskrit and is synonymous with “good wife”. It is a practice in which women burn on the funeral pyre of their husband. It is said that they go straight to heaven and gain respect in society. It is considered to be a better choice than living as...

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Various Languages in India

belong to the Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, and a few minor language families and isolates.[3] The official language of the Central Government of Republic of India is Standard Hindi, while English is the secondary official language.[4] The constitution of India states that "The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devanagari script."[5] Neither the Constitution of India nor Indian law specifies a national language, a position supported by a High Court ruling.[6] However, languages listed...

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Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Hindi is their mother tongue and they use the Devanagari script to write it. In Bihar the Indo-Aryan language Magahi is their first language, Bengali is spoken in West Bengal and Assamese in Assam. In Punjab and Chandigarh the mother tongue is Punjabi and in Andhra Pradesh it is the Telugu language. In spite of these perceived barriers to communication, throughout each of these states the Kayasth communities are conversant with Hindi as well. The Kayasth have a good...

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