Macaulay's Minute Revisited: Colonial Language Policy in Nineteenth-century India

@article{Evans2002MacaulaysMR,
  title={Macaulay's Minute Revisited: Colonial Language Policy in Nineteenth-century India},
  author={S. Evans},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={260 - 281}
}
  • S. Evans
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
This paper examines a crucial episode in the history of language policy in British colonial education: the Orientalist–Anglicist controversy of the 1830s over the content and medium of government education in India. The bitter dispute over colonial language-in-education policy during this period raised fundamental questions about the roles and status of the English language and the Indian vernacular and classical languages in the diffusion of Western knowledge and ideas on the subcontinent. At… Expand
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