Friday, August 29, 2014

Lisa Mitchell on mother tongue

Just finished reading 'Language, emotion and politics in South India: The making of a mother tonuge' by Lisa Mitchell (suggested by Paruchuri Sreenivas). In the middle I was turned off since some of the statements seemed to be over the top and some based on scant single author evidence. But now I think that it is a very interesting book with a number of ideas new to me and worth investgating more thorouhly. A review of the book by Rama Sundari Mantena here. Here is an interesting video about Telugu of a particular caste group kammas in Tamilnadu (via J.K.Mohana Rao):

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