top of page
An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!

16. Codes that urge to place people forcefully in their suppressed location

A few of the standard features of feudal language can be mentioned here. One among them is something which was seen with great amazement by native-Englishmen during the days of English colonialism.

In this subcontinent, the feudal lord and landlords and other social superiors used to treat people who were known to be doing menial jobs under them, with a terrible level of severity.

There were many instances wherein these subordinated persons were forced to sleep outdoors on the ground, without adequate conveniences, and with meagre food to eat. From an English language perspective, this kind of treatment bordered on stark brutality; rough, uncouth, and beastly.

However, the persons who were thus treated were not seen to be harbouring any kind of rancour or mood of vengeance towards their feudal lords and landlords. Instead of that, they were seen to be having deep feelings of worshipful devotion and obeisance. The more they were crushed, the more was their worshipfulness.

The Englishmen who were to bear witness to this strange social attitude had no idea about the word-codes in the native languages, which more or less worked non-tangibly to create such emotions.

The mental attitude of being more and more ‘respectful’ and worshipful to those who were very visibly rude, impolite and inconsiderate, was a social behaviour which was confounding to the Englishmen.

Yet, this is the way the encoding has been done in most of the feudal languages of the subcontinent.

One should be overbearing and suppressive to those who are under. If not, their level of ‘respect’ will go down. The person who has to sit on the ground has to be made to sit on the ground. At the same time, the person who has to be extended ‘respect’ has to be given more and more conveniences and comforts.

If persons who have been defined as ‘lower’ are given the opportunity to grow, the persons who are in the upper level will lose their ‘respect’.

If persons, who had been given very deep worshipful respect, and who had been given consistently using words of ‘respect’, are given a chance to improve beyond their traditional social, familial and professional standards, they will soon understand that there is no more need to be obsequious and ‘respectful’

For this very reason, persons who are on the higher echelons will not give any chance for the lower-placed persons to improve. For, when the lower-placed persons remain struck in their lower positions, what they give would be ‘respect’. If they improve, what they would give would be disdain and stark disregard. And a mood to question and criticise.

There is a phenomenon that rises directly from this word-code mechanism. There is no exact corresponding word for this in English. However, a slight connection can be found in the word ‘Upstart’. It can be dealt with in the next chapter.

0. Book profile

1. The introduction

2. Subjective or objective?

3. The personal deficiencies

4. Desperately seeking pre-eminence

5. Feudal languages and planar languages

6. History and language codes

7. The influence and affect on human beings

8. Malabari and Malayalam

9. Word-codes that deliver hammer blows

10. On being hammered by words!

11. What the Negroes experienced

12. Who should be kept at a distance?

13. Word codes which induce mental imbalance

14. Codes of false demeanours

15. Self-esteem and the urge to usurp

16. Urge to place people in suppression

17. The mental codes of ‘Upstartedness’

18. Codes of rough retorts!

19. The diffused personality

20. The spreading of the substandard

21. How the top layer got soiled

22. Government workers and ordinary workers

23. How the pulling down is done

24. The antipathy for English

25. Quality depreciation in pristine-English

26. Dull and indifferent quality of English

27. Unacceptable efficiency and competence

28. Subservience and stature enhancement

29. Codes of crushing and mutilation

30. The essentialness of a servile subordinate

31. The repository of negativity!

32. The craving for ‘respect’

33. The structure of the Constitution of India

34. The situation in Britain

35. The rights of a citizen of India

36. When rights get translated

37. Three different levels of citizenship!

38. How the mysterious codes get disabled!

39. The craving and the urge to achieve

40. A Constitution in sync with native-culture

41. A people-uprising in the history

42. The new ‘higher caste persons’

43. When the nation surrenders

44. The nonsense in academic textbooks

45. The bloody fool George Washington

46. The wider aims of English education

47. Administration in Malayalam

48. Who should ‘respect’ whom?

49. When antique traditions come back

50. The competition among the oppressed

51. The terror of a lower becoming a higher!

52. The battering power of language codes

53. Verbal sounds which create cataclysm

54. The demise of the power of small despots

bottom of page