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Partitioned Voices, Divided Tongues

What happens to a language when its land and people are partitioned? By Rita Kothari In the summer of 2014 a panel discussion titled “Partitioned Voices, Divided Tongues?” held in Delhi, invited the panelists to think of “What happens to a language when its land and people are partitioned?” In the organizers’ scheme of things, […]

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Tongue Tied – Kutchi across the Borders-II

Kutchi, Migration, and East African Asian Identity in the Indian Diaspora The author explores the historical origins of her family language, Kutchi, and its enduring legacy through years of migration and settlement across continents. By Omme-Salma Rahemtullah   Kutchi as a Religious Signifier in East Africa While the changes to the Kutchi language as it […]

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Tongue Tied – Kutchi across the Borders

Kutchi, Migration, and East African Asian Identity in the Indian Diaspora The author explores the historical origins of her family language, Kutchi, and its enduring legacy through years of migration and settlement across continents. By Omme-Salma Rahemtullah   Whenever I fill out a bureaucratic form asking for my mother tongue, I hesitate. What is an […]

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