March 9, 2003
2003. Bhattacharya, Sanjit & Uttam Dutta ed. bhaSa o bhaSa andolon. Kolkata: Sumudran. ISBN 81-903122-7-8. 2nd ed. 2010. (pp.28-49) Revised version of the papers: 2002. “baNla Nation State- EkTa tOllaSi. OnnSOr/Other Voice. bhaSa andoloner OrdhOSOtok SONkha. (pp17-39). Kolkata 2001. baNla Nation St
English Abstract: Under the hegemonic control of standard language within an imagined nation state, the capital-incentive language-Industry is proliferated by the introduction of electronic as well as print capitalism with the help of ideological state apparatuses. If “other” captive varieties’ (so-called dialect) the Speaking Subjects , revolt against the central EL and withdraw their affiliation from the abstract umbrella of the supposed monolingual nation state, the situation is observed as language movement. This is a case of mutual resemblance or anyonyopratibimba, where the dominated is reflecting on the images of the dominator; the dominating paradigm is followed and copied — all the state organs, ideological and repressive state apparatuses, are repeated in a form of reverse mimicry. Thus, here svatva (http://ssrn.com/abstract=2054667) is not established, but is manifested in a form of self-other exchanges and reflections.
However, there is another side of the story, the barefoot pilgrims’ journey is also observed — pilgrims’ progress. They were communicating with each other, at the vyavaharika (practical) level, but surprisingly enough, they are maintaining their languages without using speed capitalist anti-green instruments. There is no question of identification of language as communication is more important than language-identity. This pluriligualism needs no money-sign.
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Keywords: Nation State, Captive Speakers of Defeated Languages, Standard Language, Externalized & Internalized Languages, Plurilingualism, Simulation, Hyper-real, Glocal
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