Geopolitics and Sanskrit Phobia by Rajiv Malhotra
killing off sanskrit is intended to destroy indic civilization from the roots. this is succeeding, too. i am not going for that strawman comparing english with sanskrit; they both have their place. i have expounded in great detail about languages in rediff columns several years ago. my argument is that sanskrit is the only real candidate for national language; even at this late stage, it should be anointed as such. sanskrit is the natural choice based on its importance as a classical literary, liturgical and link language which has influenced all other indian languages greatly.
that reminds me: the 'eminent historian' [sic] of ancient india romila thapar does not read sanskrit. then what kind of historian is she if she has to depend on motivated translations by whites especially missionaries?