Archive / Audio / G.P. Nene

Interview number: 151

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-07-10

Length 55 minutes

Condition notes: Microphone noises.

G.P. Nene, popularizer of Hindi as the lingua franca of India, talks about the controversy and the agonizing over the question of the use of Hindi or Hindustani as the National Language of India, the choice of Devanagiri or Urdu or Farsi script, and the use of Indian numerals.

Coverage notes: Hindustani vs. Hindi; Devanagiri vs. Urdu, Farsi; Rashtra Bhasha; Prachar Samiti; Sanskrit; Wardha; Constitution, Directive Clause 351; 1935-1955