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why India being a country which prides itself on enjoying unity in diversity planning for a common script? Will a common script like Bharati bring down communication barriers in the country? Analyse.

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1. why India being a country which prides itself on enjoying unity in diversity planning for a common script? Will a common script like Bharati bring down communication barriers in the country? Analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question aims to ascertain the prospects and significance of having a common script like Bharati for Indian languages.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the both opportunities obstacles posed by such an idea of having a common script and explain in what way it can bring down all the communication barriers.

Directive:

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.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the significance of Bharati script.

Body:

First discuss the basic details about Bharati – it is a unified script for nine Indian languages which is being proposed as a common script for India.

Scripts included: The scripts that have been integrated include Devnagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. English and Urdu have not been integrated so far as they have a very different phonetic organization.

Explain the need for it – The Roman script is used as a common script for many European languages (English, French, German, Italian etc.), which facilitates communication across nations that speak and write those languages.

Likewise a common script for the entire country is hoped to bring down many communication barriers in India.

Conclusion:

Draw a comparison with other countries and highlight the importance of a common script.