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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.

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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