A History of Language-Learning Among The Muslim

  • A History of Language-Learning Among The Muslim
  • Year: 2012
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ISBN No :  9693524748

Author :  Tariq Rahman

Publisher : SMP

Year :  2012

Binding : Hard Bound

Language : English  

Description : 

This is the first book-length study of the learning of languages among the Muslims of present-day Pakistan and north India. Among the languages which have been included are Arabic, Persian, Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi and Brahvi as well as some minor languages which were or are still used in South Asia. In addition to its historical significance the book is also useful for understanding the relationship between language-teaching and power whether it is personal or group empowerment. In this context the way language and literary texts are used to disseminate ideological concerns in order to socialise the young are explored both with reference to the past and in contemporary Pakistan.