Aparna Krishnan I have little to do with BJP, but everything to do with my village, a small SC Telugu hamlet. The present day brahminical class is the english-fluent urban educated denizen. And his/her/my essential power is English.
Were English to suddenly disappear then my Sasi and my Redima and my Munendra will come into their own, because their essential strengths, intellectual and field based, are vaster to those of our progeny. And yet we will never allow that - and we will give every intellectual logic to defend that position - because our own superiority, and the inherited assests of our children, are dependent on the implicit superiority of English.
Manisha Gupta Thank you Aparna Krishnan. I understand that you are a votary of Hindi and Sanskrit as the primary mode of education and business transaction?
We read different things and pick up different slants from articles, based on where we are coming from.
2. If Oriya or Kannada is made the benchmark for moving ahead in life, my daughter will be so handicapped as to struggle to survive, as that is not her inherited poweress at all. Especisally if all she had access to were poor ill funded government schools, and she lived in poverty.
Similarly if Sasi, Paalaguttapalle (Dalitwada), Chittoor Dt. age 13, has to prove himself in English to move ahead, coming from his background of poverty and first generation learning, and poor government schools, he is defeated at start. It has happened, and he is at the present moment defeated in many ways. Were Telugu the token he would shine, as would every other child in my village.
If every local language and English were at par, we would start leveling the field.