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Advaid @Advaidism
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The Partition of India or to be more accurate, the partition of Punjab & Bengal proved to be a blessing in disguise for Hindi & Urdu. Why?

Majority (above 70%) Indian Freedom Fighters were from Punjab & Bengal. Andaman Jail was filled with Bengali revolutionaries.

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Had we (British India) stayed united, there would have been twice the number of Punjabi speakers and thrice the number of Bangla speakers.

India would have had Four major Languages : Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali.
Though Hindi/Urdu speakers would have still been slightly more than everyone else, the much greater number of Punjabi & Bangla speakers would have ensured that the Central Government wouldn't have adopted Hindi/Urdu as one of its official languages.
Instead of Uttar Pradesh, Bengal would have had maximum MPs in the parliament.

Also, with a significantly larger audience for Bangla & Punjabi, there would have been greater demand for Popular Culture (Films, TV Shows, Music etc) in these 2 languages.
Even Tamil, Telugu & Marathi would also have been treated as more equal languages by the Central Government as well as the Mainstream Media as speakers of Hindi/Urdu would not outnumber (in such an overwhelming manner) the speakers of the former 3 languages as they do now.
Hindi and Urdu, languages born in same region are today slowly killing/choking other older & classical languages.

Urdu is doing this in Pakistan and Hindi is doing this in India.

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