A few days ago, I began giving lectures across Silicon Valley in California. The IT hub of the sector, Silicon Valley is the website of several pioneering endeavors in the latest past – Apple, Google, and so forth – and diverse innovations inside the subject of electronics that spurred the internet revolution.
South Indians working in distinctive fields ranging from IT to digital engineering within the Silicon Valley outnumber north Indians. Representation of Indians from the Hindi-cow belt in anybody of the principal IT and electronic agencies is meager. The biggest IT organizations inside the US – Satya Nadendla and Sundar Pichai – are from south India. Why? Not due to Hindi, however, English.
South Indians, other than studying their local language – Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, or Kannada – learned English with greater emphasis. The motion to analyze only two languages at the extent of school training through completely warding off Hindi turned into led through Tamil Nadu because of E.V. Ramaswamy Naickers’ anti-Hindi Dravida Khazagam Movement.
Kerala evolved its personal version of advancing English medium schooling wto negateHindi because of the presence of a large quantity of Christian English medium faculties. Telugu states and Karnataka were additionally influenced via the fashions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The first Dalit president of India, K.R.Narayanan, and the first Dalit Chief Justice of India, K.G. Balakrishnan, got here from Kerala. These men have been not surely handpicked but had constructed a call for themselves earlier than achieving high positions. Why? Not because of Hindi, however, English.
Now the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken a brand new step to introduce English medium teaching in all government schools with one obligatory Telugu problem, which no North Indian leader minister might dare to do. Gujarat has very poor ranges of English schooling. The instructional improvement patterns in South India are far higher than any north Indian State and greater so than within the Hindi-Cow belt.
Additionally, the teenagers from the northeastern states have secured entry into some of the satisfactory educational institutions due to their English medium training. Within the next few decades, they are in all likelihood to guide in lots of fields if English continues to be their number one medium. The RSS and the BJP view this development unfavorably and any try and impose Hindi within the northeast might be unwelcome.
However, Amit Shah and the BJP have plans to turn the clock back and impose Hindi on south India and the northeast and remove English, thereby bringing the complete united states of America right down to the instructional level and trendy of the Hindi-cow belt. Only then will the BJP have executed their purpose of setting up a Hindu-Hindi Rashtra.
I am skeptical in their denial concerning the imposition of Hindi – which has been an extended-standing agenda of the BJP and the RSS – despite the truth that Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to appease fears in Houston on September 22 approximately Amit Shah’s current comments. For more impact, the prime minister may want to have clarified this issue while he becomes in India as a substitute for selecting to cope with it overseas.
The BJP’s long-term goal of establishing Hindu-Hindi-Hindustan nationhood and slowly featuring an alternate in the nation’s call from India – the Bharat because it exists in the preamble of the constitution – to Hindustan is widely recognized.
In this complete scheme, Pakistan is the version and competition with the theocratic and backward Muslim nations is the path. The competition is not with China or South Africa, who have made good-sized headway with a spirit of worldwide opposition with Europe and America. Their consciousness of studying English is like ours in south India.