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Crossing Linguistic Boundaries

The problem of language as a vehicle for articulating the growing crisis in an underdeveloped society, which is trying to evolve ways to cope with the demands of modernism, has not been sufficiently researched. This paper proposes to highlight how the politics of speech has interfered with the relationship between the writer and the reading public and has threatened the reception of a text in the very region that forms the material basis of its composition. While the influence of linguistic colonialism in the framing of educational policies by successive governments had been detrimental to the production of creative literature in the tribal languages, the more pragmatic approach to the politics of speech adopted by the tribal leadership in the hill states of north-east India also has not been very conducive to the growth of such a literature.

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