‘Tongue Has No Bone’

@article{Kar2008TongueHN,
  title={‘Tongue Has No Bone’},
  author={Bodhisattva Kar},
  journal={Studies in History},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={27 - 76}
}
This article deals with the politics of envisioning a vernacular for Assam proper during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Through a small, connected history of orthographic contests, grammarians’ debates and print-culture, it tries to understand the various ways in and through which the boundaries of a vernacular were drawn, policed and violated during this period. Rather than narrating the complexities of the question in terms of stable and ever-present languages, this article… Expand
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