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Old Sunday, February 17, 2008
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Default urdu-hindi controvarsy!

salam to all!
i have a confusion
urdu-hindi controvarsy took place n 1867. hindo wanted to get replace urdu n favour of hindi n courts r other official dealing as i understood,,
now the question which made me confused s this ,,when the english had been announced by the britisher (east india company) in 1830s as official language n place of urdu then why n 1867 hindo wanted to get rid of urdu from official circle which n fact wasnt official language of that time?
f urdu was not the official language then why that controvarsy took place?
plz clarify this,,,

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Even though English language had been made official language in 1830s but Urdu was retained as Court language in Northwestern provinces. The Hindus had been the main beneficiary of English patronage and being advanced educationally and economically they felt the need to get rid of any vestige of Muslim rule and to assert their numerical, political & cultural predominance in the wake of War of Independence when the Muslims fell from the grace and were considered antagonistic to British rule. The things came to head in 1867 when some prominent Hindus started a movement in Banaras in which they demanded the replacement of Urdu with Hindi, and the Persian script with the Deva Nagri script, as the court language in the northwestern provinces. The reason for opposing Urdu was that the language was written in Persian script, which was similar to the Arabic script, and Arabic was the language of the Quran, the Holy Book of the Muslims. The movement grew quickly and within a few months spread throughout the Hindu population of the northwestern provinces of India. The headquarters of this movement were in Allahabad.
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