ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Standardising the Standards

In the two responses to "Gandhi and the Standardisation of Gujarati" (EPW, 1 August 2009), one points out that the author lacks basic knowledge on standardisation of a language and makes a faulty assessment of the link between Gujarati and Sanskrit. The second argues that the author ignores the fact that Gandhi's mediation addressed the current needs of the time and that since Sanskrit is the fountainhead of all Indo-Aryan languages, Gujarati's linkage with it is inevitable.


Standardising the Standards

Dear reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top