Monday, June 30, 2008

रेसिज़्म का एक भारतीय रूप

मृणाल पांडे भारतीय अकादमिक और पत्रकारिता जगत में व्याप्त भाषाई रेसिज़्म (नस्लवाद) के बारे में लिखती हैं:

I’ve known a lot of academicians and journalists who seriously believe that because they are eminent intellectuals they cannot be racists. As if being the one automatically rules out the other.
It is surprising that linguistic racism has never properly been debated in our urban feminist forums. Most Indian feminists who defend equality for women in all spheres continue to do so in English, which less than 3% of women understand. They are either unable or simply unwilling to recognize and confront this as an internal problem. Long innings in college staffrooms have also made me realize that while we all know that a tight segregation of students based on their proficiency in English exists on campuses, most of us would not admit to it within our own profession.
भाषाई नस्लवाद एक ऐसा विषय है जिससे भारतीय बुद्धिजीवी ने हमेशा मुँह चुराया है और जहाँ उसकी हिपोक्रिसी (पाखंड) और उसका दोहरा चरित्र साफ़ देखा जा सकता है. मृणाल इस मुद्दे को उठाने के लिए बधाई की पात्र हैं. पूरा लेख.