بھارت میں اردو کا المیہ
Keywords:Urdu, Sanskrit, misconceptions about Urdu, Urdu as an alien language for Indians, wrongly conceived notions for Urdu in India, identity less Urdu language
This essay aims at dispelling the common misconceptions in India about the language of Urdu and its tradition of rich literature. The misconceptions are: it a language of an alien land and a language of Muslims. In India, Urdu received a major dent in 1947 when it was dubbed a language of Muslims. Many people here in India shunned to use and learn the language and started using words of Sanskrit language. The essay highlights that these are the wrongly conceived notions and insufficient grounds are available to dub it so. In its earliest stage to the phase of its development, it remained here and represented the culture of this area providing solutions for the people's problems and above all touching the hearts of the people of India. Mir Taqi Mir and Nazeer Akbar Abadi in their poetry used many subjects of Hindi culture as they did not limit the language of Urdu to Muslims. This essay finds it the British colonists behind the misconceptions about Urdu among the Indian as they wanted to divide and rule. In summing it up, the writer of this essay advised the writers of Urdu should not only use the simple language but also go together with the Sanskrit. Then, Urdu can be saved from further damage in India.