Little India

Little India

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Examining an example of linguistic plurality on the island of Mauritius, where more than two-thirds of the population is of Indian ancestry, this study focuses on the formation of diaspora as mediated through the cultural phenomenon of Indian ancestral languages - principally Hindi, which is used in religious contexts.Either way, the importance of Hindi is clearly mediated by state institutions, which employ Hindi teachers directly or support pandits and their instruction of Hindi ... He shuttles back and forth between the two groups, keeping them busy with exercises. ... the Shivratri festival and pilgrimage through most of the session and assigned as homework an essay about the holiday to write for the following Sunday.


Title:Little India
Author: Patrick Eisenlohr
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2006
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