Bringing Order to Chaos: The Appropriation of Maithili by Colonial State, c 1870s–1940s

@article{Jha2019BringingOT,
  title={Bringing Order to Chaos: The Appropriation of Maithili by Colonial State, c 1870s–1940s},
  author={Sneha Jha},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={46},
  pages={227 - 246}
}
  • Sneha Jha
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Indian Historical Review
  • This article, through the use of several surveys, grammar books and articles on language written by colonial officials, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, has explored how language became an instrument in the exercise of colonial power in Bihar in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Taking the case of a particular language Maithili, spoken in the Mithila region of Bihar, the paper has engaged with the suggestion by Bernard S. Cohn that the history of language… CONTINUE READING

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