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Regional nationalist interpretations of Indian history are always whack, featuring a top down perspective in that they center what ruling elites did over the social practices of the masses. For ex the trend of highlighting royal inscriptions as proof of a language's supposedly
expansive reach. Then of course modern national identities - which didn't exist back then - are projected onto these markers.

Reminds me of how Govinda Pai wrote Bombay was Kannada speaking "first" coz you have random Kannada inscriptions in some Salcette cave temples lmao.
One of the many, many reasons I love Eaton's legendary work on the Deccan's social history. Even though he focuses on local Sultanates, he highlights (among other things) how vernacular traditions of literary production did thrive in these regions, not just Persian.
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Perhaps the best example of #AmalgamationArchitecture and the cultural inclusiveness of #Hyderabad under the Nizam is #OsmaniaUniversity Arts College founded in 1918. It's the 1st Indian university to have Urdu (a modern language) as medium of instruction (as opposed to Persian).
Under the last Nizam, Osman Ali Pasha, #Hyderabad was thriving as a center of learning, innovation and technological advancement, free from the dark shadow of colonialism that gripped most of the Subcontinent. Hyderabad was quite insulated from India...
...and developed its own culture, architectural styles, cuisine, and most importantly, language. People from India were referred to as Hindustani and so was their language. The language of Hyderabad was Dakhani (of Deccan), which is very distinct from Hindi or Urdu...
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#ModiOnceMore team was on ground speaking to people in Kashi about Modiji's leadership, transformation in Kashi and opposition. Check out this thread on what a common man in Kashi has to say about @narendramodi (some new, some reposting) (1/n) @Shubhrastha @RajatSethi86
Balkrishna Yadav runs a coffee shop in BHU campus has this to say on the work done by @narendramodi ji in Kashi in the last 4.5 years #ModiOnceMore #KashiforNaMo @Shubhrastha @RajatSethi86
Shubham , a student of BHU shares his views on @narendramodi 's #SwacchaBharat Abhiyan #ModiOnceMore @Shubhrastha @RajatSethi86 @swachhbharat
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