From Language to Script: Graphic practice and the politics of authority in Santali-language print media, eastern India*

  title={From Language to Script: Graphic practice and the politics of authority in Santali-language print media, eastern India*},
  author={Nishaant Choksi},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1519 - 1560}
Abstract This article discusses the way in which assemblages of technologies, political institutions, and practices of exchange have rendered both language and script a site for an ongoing politics of authority among Santals, an Austro-Asiatic speaking Adivasi (Scheduled Tribe) community spread throughout eastern India. It focuses particularly on the production of Santali-language print artefacts, which, like its dominant language counterparts, such as Bengali, has its roots in colonial-era… Expand
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