Write a 5 pages paper on the bengali-urdu language controversies. After adopting, it is very difficult for them to change into something else until they decide to do so.
The language of the Pakistan state was an issue from independence in the year 1947. The Urdu language imposition as Pakistan’s national language created a devastating crisis in Pakistan in the following years. In the East of Pakistan, there was strong opposition. The opposition was especially when the government decided to use the Urdu language to print money orders, currencies, postal stamps, and railway tickets. They did this without formally adopting the Urdu language as an official language of the state of Pakistan (Mazumdar 2014)
The Bengali speaking community citizens felt that the language issue was going to bring a new form of colonialism replacing the British Imperialism. The language issues the people of East Pakistan think that the Urdu language’s imposition will create economic, social and political dispossession. They also complain about the unequal distribution of resources, growth, and development.
The government’s actions to neglect Bengali brought out a feeling of mistrust and discontentment amongst the politicians and the students in the East of Pakistan. The common citizens from the East of Bengali even started speculating on the Anti-Bengali ruling elite (Mazumdar 2014). The government reasonable accepted its position by saying that they decided to make Urdu a national language just like in Indian, where Hindu is made the national language. To counter this decision of imposing Urdu as a national language, the intellect, students and other citizens from East Bengali. They demanded that Bengali should also be made one of the Pakistan national languages along with Urdu. They put out their reasons for opposing Urdu because Bengali made 54% of Pakistan’s population compared to Urdu that only made 7% of the language spoken. The Bengalis referred to this imposition as a way for one ethnic group to dominate culturally (Mohsin 2007).
. . . . . . . . . . . Initially, the Urdu language evolved during the last days of the rule of Mughal. By then, Persian was the official language, while Turkic and Arabic languages were .also in .use. The Arabic language was only used for religion and scholarly purposes, and the Turkic was the mother tongue (Bashir, 1998). Because of the interaction of local people and the ruling group of Persian-Turkic speaking Muslim, a new language called Hindustani came up.