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Language is the lifeline of a civilization, it denotes the identity, culture and traditions of the people. It plays an important role in preserving music, dance, customs, festivals, traditional knowledge and heritage. In the backdrop of the statement analyse the linguistic diversity and richness in the country.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1. Language is the lifeline of a civilization, it denotes the identity, culture and traditions of the people. It plays an important role in preserving music, dance, customs, festivals, traditional knowledge and heritage. In the backdrop of the statement analyse the linguistic diversity and richness in the country. (250 words)

Reference: pib.gov.in

Why this question:

The question is about the significance of linguistic diversity that India has and the richness of it.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the linguistic diversity of India.

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:

Begin with brief write up on what you understand by linguistic diversity in Indian context.

Body:

Explain that in India, there are more than 200 languages, being spoken by different groups. There exists ‘linguistic pluralism’ in India, which is a state of ‘mutual existence’ of several languages in a contiguous space.

Discuss the factors responsible for diversity in the languages.

Explain the relevance of official languages.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need to preserve such rich heritage of the country.

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