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Answer in 100-150 Words Why Did Mahatma Gandhi Think Hindustani Should Be the National Language? - History

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Answer in 100-150 Words

Why Did Mahatma Gandhi Think Hindustani Should Be the National Language?

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In view of Mahatma Gandhi Hindustani was a language that the common people could easily understand. Hindustani was a blend of Hindi and Urdu. It was also popular among a large section of the people. Moreover, it was a composite language enriched by the interaction of diverse cultures. Words and terms from many different languages got incorporated into this language over the years.It made this language easily understandable by people from various regions.

 As per Mahatma Gandhi Hindustani would be the ideal language of communication between the communities. It would help to unify Hindus and Muslims and the people from north and south.Language came to be associated with the politics of religious identities from the end of the 19th century. But Mahatma Gandhi retained his faith in the composite character of Hindustani.

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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 15 Framing The Constitution: The Beginning of a New Era
Exercise | Q 4 | Page 430
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