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Language, Power and Ideology
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 37, No. 44/45 (Nov. 2-15, 2002), pp. 4556-4560
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4412816
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Language has been intimately related to ideology and power in Pakistan. While Urdu is conspicuous as a symbol of Pakistani identity and national integration, other ethnic groups have seen this as a version of internal colonialism. Indigenous languages thus become tools that serve to assert ethnic identity and ensure a wider mobilisation.
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