Nehru's linguistic sophistication, his extraordinary sensitivity to language and his mastery of English prose, are traced back to his childhood in Allahabad through an examination of his personal letters, and the translations he did at school, as also his later reading and writing. In dealing with Nehru's crucial role in the area of Indian language politics the book rounds out our picture of India's first prime minister.A Tilak who thundered against the English in their own language easily made the transition to the Tilak who thundered against the English in Marathi in the pages of his newspaper ... Fromkin and Rodman, An Introduction to Language, p. 354.
|Title||:||Nehru and the Language Politics of India|
|Author||:||Robert Desmond King|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1997|