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'Poverty' of South Asian Vernacular Modernities

Language Politics, Elites and the Public Sphere: Western India Under Colonialism by Veena Naregal; Permanent Black, 2001; pp xi + 300, Rs 575

Philosophical Discourse in Modern Marathi

While there is the classical tradition in Sanskrit and Pali which is fairly well recognised, the world of Indian philosophy is not and cannot be restricted to the Sanskrit and Prakrit traditions. This essay is an attempt to underline a few concerns - not necessarily central from everybody's perspective - which have dominated Marathi thought for well over a century.

Of Marathi and Welsh

Not so long ago there was the 75th Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in Pune. The radical criticism of the Sammelan has been quite loud and not entirely baseless. However it still misses the point. There is some pleasure in rhetoric. There is even greater pleasure in an illusion that you are changing the world. The net result of this empty rhetoric is that the Vidrohee group is now divided into two camps. The 75th Marathi Sahitya Sammelan was even worse. There were angry and brave noises on the n'th language status being accorded to Marathi. But nobody had any clue how to handle that problem.
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