Why not hindi ???

Why in india we consider hindi as a secondary language or a language of illiterate ???

Why people feel shame in accepting that they dont know english while some boast of not knowing hindi ???

Why we see english as a cool language and hindi as a language of “gawar”???

Its soo disheartning to say that we are living in a country where people are ashamed of speaking in their mother toungue in public.

I am not against english, its always good to learn other languages . I am against ones who look down on hindi.

 We love our country and we are proud of it so why can’t we love hindi and proud of it too

LETS ASK FROM OURSELVES …….WHY NOT HINDI ???


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146 Replies to “Why not hindi ???”

  1. Agreed to what you say above but my friend India is not having any national language there are Constitutional language in which Hindi is included it. Hindi is our mother tongue and there is no official national language assigned to India by Act of parliament. Except that error, totally in love with your post ❤❤keep going👌

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  2. There is no national language in India. Please correct this information. And the intention of this post was good but the irony was you wrote it in English language. I’m a fluent hindi speaker and I love it. I know some people are like that and the reason is increasing western culture day by day. They think they’d look cool and more western while speaking English or other languages…

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    1. I am soo sorry , i was unaware of this fact.
      Thank you so much for informing me.
      And yes you wana knw why i have written this in english, because i am not against english what i want is just some respect for hindi.

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    2. Problem lies in the fact when one tend to believe that the language they speak in, is given less consideration in their external environment. It would rather be school, colleges, office etc. And English is a global and the prestigious language which is also a fact. So what a person is encountered with ,is that Hindi is of no use which is completely wrong. According to me, “Language is a expression of emotions and thought and it should​ not be alter on the ground of imposition.” No language is superior or inferior, it is most like what we feel comfortable with we lean towards it. Whether it is English or hindi. For those who say people who speak Hindi is gawar or believe in, have completely lost their way to rationality.

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    3. Indeed, we don’t have a national language as Hindi, but isn’t it a fact that the framer of constitution was in favour to get away with English and wanted to place only Hindi as an official (national language) after 10 years of commencement of the constitution??
      Isn’t it fact that majority of the Indian speaks Hindi? Isn’t it a reality that if we could have adopted the regional language for academics in science and arts we could have done much better than what we have done today? Isn’t the petty politics and regionalism has harmed the national interest? T
      There are many questions to answer.

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      1. I was saying that the fact is wrong here that Hindi is a national language and I know that it’s our official language and majority of indians speak Hindi but I want to say that the people who speak Hindi are not gawar it’s just a choice. They speak the language which make them feel comfortable and the people who think that hindi speaking people are gawar it’s just because of there poor mentality because they judge someone only by their language and that’s not true. Because there is difference between a knowledgeable person and a person who speaks many language.

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      2. Very True! But Don’t you think that even the word “Gawar” is not as bad as it have made derogatory by the elitist of the country. Gawar means, who resides in Gaon i.e. village and any one can say that 68% of the people resides in Village.
        Anyway, it’s a very controversial topic and I think its very difficult to reach at consensus on this.

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      3. Thats true nothing is bad in being a resident of gaon but abhay we live in india where everyone has some connection with villages but still we make fun of others who still live there as they are living in prison or what ,and believe me no body wants to be called as gawar. Saying and writing all this is really easy but we should be really pragmatic about it. Just ask them who is being embarrassed every time in public just because he dont know english or just because he is from small town or village , for him looking such a big picture i.e. what is wrong about not knowing english and what is wrong about living in village , is not possible

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      4. I agree. There is a dire need to lift the morale of the people who speaks regional language, not just Hindi. And the onus is on youth. But the problem is that youth is running towards English because it provides them the added opportunity and advantage in Employment.
        But we should not forget that in 2011 anti corruption movement was led by a villager and who spoke Marathi and Hindi and not by any English speaker. The current PM has grip over the voters because of his oratory skills in Hindi and not English. Anyway, I hope if our generation will understand this point we will have a significant stride in nation building. Belief in our culture and tradition is the Key.

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      5. Ya compeletely agree with you but learning english for opportunities n all is not wrong. Problem lies that our youth see hindi as a backward language and english as a cool language

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  3. India is a magnificent country and people is charming, unfortunately I don’t understand Hindi and roots and culture is very important to India. If you don’t write english I don’t understand it and it’s a nice entry

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  4. ये भाषागत समस्या वाकई में इस देश की एक बहुत ही बड़ी और उलझी समस्या है। सबको अपने मातृभाषा से उतना ही लगाव है चाहे वो अंग्रेज़ी समझते हो या न। पर समस्या तब उठ खड़ी होती है जब ये जो कुछ यही 10 से 20 % आबादी जो अपने आप को बहुत ही ज्यादा कुलीन समझते है, वो बांकी के लोगों को ओछी नज़र से देखने लगते हैं।
    अंधाधुंध पाश्चात्य संस्कृति को अपनाने के होड़ में हमने अपने विचारों को भी विध्वंसकारी बना डाला है। ये अटल सत्य है कि पुरातन भाषाओं में से एक संस्कृत ही हिंदी और उर्दू सहित लगभग तमाम भारतीय बोलियों की जननी है, सिर्फ कुछ द्रविड़ियन भाषाओं को छोड़कर। और ये भी उतना ही सत्य है कि संस्कृत एक बहुत ही उच्च कोटि की वैज्ञानिक भाषा है, जो कि कई अनुसंधानों द्वारा सिद्ध हो चुकी है। शायद यही वजह रही है कि जर्मनी जैसे देश भी संस्कृत को अपने विश्वविद्यालयों में जगह दे रहे।
    इसे हम घोर अपेक्षा ही कहेंगे कि इतनी समृद्ध विरासत को भी हम आगे संभाल कर नहीं रख पाए। संस्कृत आज अपने ही देश मे लुप्तप्राय होने के कगार पे आकर खड़ी हो गयी है। उसकी ही वंशज जो कि हिंदी है उसे हमसे अवहेलना के अलावा कुछ और हासिल न हुआ। ये बात उतनी ही कड़वी है कि अगर आप हिंदी और अंग्रेजी दोनों अच्छी तरह जानते हो तो भी आप कुलीन और अति उच्च जमात वाले लोगों के सामने इसे चाह कर भी इस्तेमाल नही कर पाते, कारण वही उनकी संकुचित सोच। हमारी आज की पीढ़ी जो बड़ी हो रही उसे अंग्रेजी के प्रति इस तरह आकर्षित होता देख यही अफसोस होता है कि क्या आने वाले वक्त में हिंदी की भी दशा संस्कृत की तरह ही हो जायेगी।
    खैर गलती उनकी भी नही है, गलती तो है देश के उन भाग्य निर्माताओं की जिन्होंने कभी हिंदी को उसके उचित सम्मान देने की कोशिश या पहल तक नहीं करी।
    “Be the change you want to be” I am so glad swati to see you touching one of the most sensitive issues.. If people like you and me will join hands, I am sure that hindi will not meet the same fate of sanskrit.

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  5. I Agree! Why not indeed?!? Be proud of where you come from. Be proud of who you are. None of us are the same and that’s what makes us all beautiful. A great post and, in a small way I can relate.

    When I was a young boy, born and raised an American, my grandparents often talked in Serbian (Yugoslavian) which was where their parents came from. They also held many of the Serbian traditions, even though they were born in America.

    I was always a little ashamed, I hate to say now, when I was a boy and even a teenager. I never wanted to learn the language or even as much of the culture as I should have. Now, as a middle aged man I wish, with all my heart, I could go back and honor their culture.

    There is a very true saying, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. I wish I could go back and see them again. To talk to them and learn from them just for a little while.

    American English is a very popular language in the world today. However, as this very intelligent lady pointed out, it’s not the only language and it’s also not the best. There isn’t one better than the other, just several examples of beauty in the world.

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    1. I had written this post mainly for indians because you know hindi is related to india but i am soo glad that all my friends from every corner of the world can relate to this post……
      And yes you are right sometimes we all ignore valuable thinghs in order to look cool n all and then we end up with tremendous regret. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  6. Hello Swati, Every Language has its Beauty, Do You how many languages Exist in the World? Countless, Hindi is one Expressive language, I love Writing in Hindi, Trends of the World have to Followed, Speaking in English is the Trend of the World.

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  7. I’ll be blunt, because you have a 100 languages in your country. Apart from studying the regional language & English, you have to study Hindi? Why? How stupid is that? You will say, skip English and go for Hindi…? Well sorry, Hindi doesn’t help me to communicate with the rest of the world. Does it? To keep it short, it all boils down to economics. Stop positing stupid questions….

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    1. Dear i think you should go through the blog once again …….
      I am neither forcing anyone to learn hindi nor asking anyone to skip english . English is really important.
      And if we talk about hindi , it is the most spoken language in india. About 40% of indians speak hindi ,So before communicating with the rest of world you should be able to communicate with people of your own country .
      Moreover this post was about those who disrespect hindi or look down on it.
      So just chill because you are free to skip hindi.
      And next time try to be while commenting

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  8. Well said. I would like to add a point. Myself from Kerala. I have seen a lot of parents who proudly say their children don’t know Malayalam. They are more happy to see their kids talking in English and expose that fact in public. It’s like they feel ashamed of their kids talking in Malayalam. Whether I would be correct if I say, this is something common with the entire nation ?

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  9. The title, the content and the intended message is true and relatable in every sense in present era. Congratulations for that. मेरा मानना है कि हमें अपनी मातृभाषा का उपयोग गर्व के साथ करना चाहिए ना की शर्म के साथ। केवल पाश्चात्य सभ्यता से प्रभावित हो कर अपनी मातृभाषा को कमतर आँकना एक बहुत बड़ी भूल है। सोशल मीडिया पर ज़्यादा likes के लिए और अपने ब्लॉग पर अधिक followers के लिए अंग्रेजी का बढ़ता उपयोग हिंदी को गुमनामी के रास्ते ले जाने में एक बड़ी भूमिका निभा रहा है, अब वक़्त है संभल जाने का। 😊✌

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  10. This isn’t a problem. This is a side effect. A side effect of the brutal 100 years of colonization. And sadly, there isn’t a lot one can do about it with the rate at which globalization has peaked. Your concern is valid, and hits only the surface of a deeper rooted problem, but unfortunately, if you have to be anything at all in this globalized world, English is the key to that door. There is an essay by Meenakshi Mukherjee called The Anxiety of Indianness, you can read that and really understand why Hindi has been subdued over the years.

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    1. Dear nandita i completely agree with you , but i am not against english . What i am saying is give respect to hindi as a language and the ones who speaks hindi…..thats it .
      Learning one language does’ nt mean disrespecting other

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      1. Ok I can, do you know even you want to use english instead of Hindi..
        And this is only a post nothing else even for you..

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      2. Y are you not getting it that if i will use hindi then how my friends who are from different countries will read it, thats y i hv started my blog in english.

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      3. N dear anil i really don’t think that you get the real meaning of my post.
        I am not averse to english neither i want you to be. There is no problem in learning or speaking english , what all i want to say is that we should not look down on hindi and the one who is using hindi.
        N most imp we have learned english so that we can communicate with the world and i m doing the same………so in what way i m wrong????

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      4. One of my Master tech me that how to understand different people..
        And only by reading your post..
        I can say you are not real..
        You are fake..

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      5. Ok.. but it’s time for bIgg boss..
        Sorry but I use hindi for my Blog and sorry whatever I right your post is fantastic.. and I am a budding chef so I love cuisine of lucknow.. sorry again..😊

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      6. Don’ t say sorry …….everyone has a right to speak up their opinion and i m glad you did that. I always welcome healthy critisism.
        N yes cuisine of lucknow are best

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  11. English shouldn’t be a criteria to judge someone’s intelligence. I am a student and I myself have experienced that students who are good at speaking English, and are really fluent are able to make great first impressions in the class..no matter if what they are saying is correct or not..i am not saying that this happens every time but yeah most of the times..but yes “kab tak chalega aisa”..in the end “effort and hardwork matters”.

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  12. Very relevant point raised..off late, whenever We are abroad or in a hotel in India etc. , I and my family no more interact with each other in English and rather , we intentionally talk with the kids in Hindi so that they may not get a false impression that Hindi is inferior to English in any which way because it is not..All languages are equal..and being our Official language, We are proud of hindi..Infact ,I would like to share a fun blog on Indian Couples which I have recently written whereby I have used Hindi a lot as otherwise it would have lost the very Charm of our Indian Nok Jhonk…
    https://the-passport-souls.travel.blog/2017/12/30/spiciest-biryani-called-marriage-kahani-ghar-ghar-ki/

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  13. सोचने वाली बात है, आप हिंदी की वकालत तो कर रही फिर भी आपने जो भाषा प्रयोग किया वो अंग्रेजी थी।
    मैं आपकी सभी बातों से सहमत हूँ बस आप हिंदी भी प्रयोग कर सकती थीं अपनी बात रखने के लिए।
    व्यंग्य में कहीं हुईं बातें हैं कृप्या दिल पे ना ले। 😊🎈

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      1. आप जब मनीष जी को ये जवाब दे रहीं थी , उस वक़्त तो आपको पता ही था कि ये हिंदी जानते हैं।।लेकिन तभी भी आपने अंग्रेजी में ही जवाब दिया,जबकि मनीष जी ने आपसे हिंदी में ही सवाल कहे या कमेंट किया था।और मैम रोनाल्डो ,बराक ओबामा,और भी बहुत से सेलिब्रिटी है जिनकी फैन फॉलोइंग भारत में भी बहुत है।।इसका मतलब क्या ये लोग हिंदी में अपने भाषण देते है, एड शेरन को शेप ऑफ़ यू , हिंदी में या फ्रेंच में या फिर स्पैनिश में ।।होना चाहिए था।।लेकिन नही वो इंग्लिश में है जिसमे की सिंगर सबसे ज्यादा कम्फर्ट जोन है।डेस्कपसितो को भी देखे।आप अपने आप को धोखा दे रही है।और लोगो को भी।।ये मेरी निजी राय है।अगर आपको बुरा लगा इसका मतलब मैं सही हूँ।और आपको बुरा लगेगा ही क्योंकि मैं सही हूँ।

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      2. Aman I think you are unable to comprehend the real essence of my post , but don’t worry dear i will explain you the crux of my post as i am here for that reason only . So aman there are 2 important points that i have mention in my post-
        1. Respect hindi – now respecting hindi
        does’ nt mean communicating in hindi or learning hindi , it just mean that if someone is speaking in hindi then just don’t look down upon him/her.
        2. Be proud of hindi – it simply means that just dont be ashamed of using this language.
        Now comes your ques …..
        The people you are talking about are at another level , we can easily get translation of their speeches but i am a simple girl and my real motive behind this blog is sharing of my thoughts with entire world ,without english it would not be possible and morevere its my choice to run an english blog.
        Using english does’nt mean i disrespect hindi and i not want to be a hypocrat to use hindi just for one post or one comment. Dear i am not feeling bad for whatever you commented and even i am glad that you have expressed your feelings .
        Happy holi ……☺

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      3. Hey..swati..I am a beginner and I want some help on blog related topics…u r social.thats why I m saying this to u..trully I need some tips about constructive blog.

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  14. क्यूक़ी हम सच में गँवार हैं।हम हिंदी के प्रकाष्ठा के बारे में तो लिखते हैं पर वो भी अंग्र्रेजी में।।हम पोस्ट पढ़ते तो हैं सहमत भी होते हैं,पर कॉमेंट्स भी अंग्रेजी में ही देते है।।।जब सब अंग्रेजी में करना ही है तो मत करो ई सब बात।।हिंदी के सम्मान और।।क्या क्या

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  15. Namaste,

    Every language has its characteristics. Instead of finding the native language not of high standard, people should recognise it is an important foundation for their culture and should be proud to use and nourish it.

    Never should any one look down at some one else. All people should be of the same value as well as all cultures do have to offer something special.
    A business language can be useful to communicate between other natives and to get ideas across by those who do not speak that certain language, but never may take the business language the place of the native tongue. So sorry I do not speak Hindi, but good we can communicate in English.

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  16. ये हिन्दी है मेरी जान😃!!! हिन्दी को प्रमोट करे। अभी भी अच्छे हिन्दी ब्लाॅगो की कमी है। कृपया हिन्दी मे भी लिखें।

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