Konkani Language Agitation

Konkani Language Agitation

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Konkani language agitations were a series of agitations that happened in the Indian state of Goa during the post-Independence period. The agitations involved several mass protests, riots, student and political movements in Goa, and concerned the official status of Konkani in the state and in the Indian Republic. The final death knell for Konkani was the Inquisition which sought to root out Konkani from Portuguese territories in India. The use of Konkani, the language of communication between the Portuguese authorities and the local population was, amongst other Hindu practices, declared heretic. Portuguese was declared to be the sole language; a move supported by Franciscan missionaries. It was made the sole language of official communication and a pre-requisite for government jobs. A Church edict in 1684 directed a change over of the lingua franca from Konkani to Portuguese. This unsuccessful language policy was revoked in 1761 by the Minister of the Kingdom Sebasti o Jos de Carvalho e Melo, better known as the Marqu?'s de Pombal.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135972642
  • 9786135972641