Mind our language

Attempts to depose English subject our universities to dangerous social engineering
By Indrajit Hazra – To artificially push the case of ‘vernacular languages’ at the cost of endangering higher education learning and teaching – especially in, but hardly confined to, science and technical subjects where textbooks and research material in non-English Indian languages are overwhelmingly unavailable – is a recipe for widening the very knowledge divide being sought to be bridged.

“.. Technical education is entirely due to English [language] education. It is no use saying that ancient India was very advanced technically, for it will not alter the fact that today we are more backward than any Western country.”

India that doesn’t need any prodding any more to use Hindi, the ‘new’ aspirational language, let’s stick to English for our higher education. It’s just more fruitful – and easier – to not end up dumbing things down just to try and balance a lingering ‘cultural imbalance’. more> https://goo.gl/6h2OzQ

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