Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2) Do you agree that Linguistic policy should not be driven by a politics of identity? Critically analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses about how the major problem that saddles any discussion on linguistic policy in India; looking at language only as a marker of identity.
Key demand of the question:
One has to present arguments for and against the language always being looked upon in the country as a marker of identity.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
In brief define the context, why the whole thing is in news.
Explain the significance of language in general.
Discuss why a country should have a common language? What should be the criteria? What is the scenario in India?
Explain why language is often linked with identity politics. Elucidate on that.
Conclude with what can be the possible solution to such a problem.