Script and identity – the politics of writing in South Asia: an introduction

  title={Script and identity – the politics of writing in South Asia: an introduction},
  author={Carmen Brandt and Pushkar Sohoni},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  pages={1 - 15}
ABSTRACT This essay gives an overview of the complex relationships between language, script, and identity in various speech communities across South Asia. South Asia hosts a great number of languages, whose written forms play an important role in the formation of their speakers’ identity. Apart from polygraphia, i.e. several scripts for one language, and the phenomenon of one script being shared by several languages, some scripts have been assigned or associated with a dominant or dominating… 

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