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Research Paper | History | India | Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020
A Study on C. N. Annadurais National Official Language Policy English Can Serve Admirably as a Link Language
A. Chitradevi | Dr. R. Kumaran
Abstract: India is one of the largest multilingual country in the world. Eighth schedule of Indian constitution have recognized 22 languages as official languagesin the first census held on 1961 right after states reorganization act 1956. It was recognized 1652 mother tongues spoken by44 crores of people. As a result of this huge linguistic disparities, one can naturally understand the complication of declaring a language as a common official language for the whole India. Rulers of independent India have gone through multiple debates in parliament to get the consensus on official language policy. Predominantly Former chief minister of Tamilnadu Dr. C. N. Annadurai played a significant role on official language policy. Hence the purpose of this study is to mainly focus on official language policy of C. N. Annadurai and the impacts of his language policy on economic and social growth of India.
Keywords: Official Language, CN Annadurai, Impacts of English
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020,
Pages: 1272 - 1274