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What is identity politics? Discuss the role of language politics in India.

What is identity politics? Discuss the role of language politics in India.


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Identity Politics signifies a wide range of political activity and theorizing founded on the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain special groups. Lady organizations cry for reservations and double property right i.e. inheritance in parents property as well as in husband’s property. Lady organizations succeeded in giving right to ladies to get not only whole family of husband and of in laws arrested whenever a lady likes to do so. This right of a lady to get arrested not only husband and in-laws family but relatives also. Relatives on her whim is unique feature found only in India, consequently thousands of old men and women are in jail. Thus by powerful organization through identity politics anything can be achieved so in India identity politics is very strong.

In India language is very important in politics but this problem has been solved because all states have been given power to make regional language as official language of the states. Formerly Andhra, Gujarat, Punjab etc. were created on language basis but now role of language has become unimportant. New states of Uttranchal, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand have been created though official and regional language of these states is Hindi. Demand of Telengana, Vidarbh and Bundelkhand etc. have no consideration with language. In Delhi English, Hindi, Urdu and Puinjabi are official languages.

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August 13, 2019