Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
A study on language and views of various commissions
Author(s): Vijay Singh, Dr. Kuldip Singh
Abstract: India is home to diverse cultures, lifestyles, codes of conduct and languages. The number of speakers of different languages in the country has presented a burning problem before the country as to adopt which language as the medium of instruction. Even after recognising fourteen languages in the Constitution of India, no solution has been presented. The traits that we earned due to slavery to the British are also at its root. This can be inferred from the statement of Lord Macaulay who said that the books of European literature that can be kept in one shelf of a library cupboard are more valuable than the whole Arabian or Indian literature, so the European culture should be propagated by the medium of English by which the Indians despite their native dress and physique should be physically foreign. This statement of Lord Macaulay is quite applicable, because while taking mother tongue as the medium of instruction, a child has also to study English forcibly, and this trend is based in getting employment. It seems that the Indian civilization remains incomplete without having studied English.