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

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Hindi as Link Language-A Comment

A Comment IN his scholarly article "Hindi as Link Language" (February 10, 1968) Baldev Raj Nayar concludes that Hindi can become the link language of India even without official patronage, propaganda and pressure, because it happens to be the mother-tongue of the largest single linguistic unit and so it pays non-Hindi people to learn it for economic advantage (apart from literary artistic and entertainment considerations). He has, however, conceded that these considerations would not guarantee for Hindi the full-fledged status of the sole official language, for that depends on many other factors. It is hoped that he will examine the other factors, of which some arc mentioned below, if he has not done so already.

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