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All Posts By Tanay Sukumar

Hindi is NOT the national language of India: The History Behind This

My answer to: What is the national language of India? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) As per Article 343 of the Constitution of India, India’s official languages shall be Standard Hindi (the dialect known as khadi boli) written in the Devanagari script, and English. These are the official languages of […]

Spelling “Ram” and “Arjun” as “Rama” and “Arjuna”: Why?

My answer to: Why are all the Hindu mythological characters such as Ram, Raavan, Laxman, Arjun written as Rama, Ravana and so on in English books? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) Most Indo-Aryan languages have something called the schwa deletion in their phonetics. The schwa deletion consists of not pronouncing […]