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Hindi chauvinism

Sir, — I refer to the article, "Hindi chauvinism" (Jan. 18). People are wasting their time over an issue that is long dead. Languages, in their purity, will always remain in ancient and modern classics, for the benefit of those interested in linguistics. What is, in fact, emerging as the national language is "pidgin Hindi", a language with reduced grammar and vocabulary, as trade or communications jargon. Television is also contributing to this.

Subbiah Venkataraman,
Thiruvananthapuram

Hyderabad

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