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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!

48. Who should ‘respect’ whom?

For a government office worker (employee), if a common person, who enters the office, does not stand with a bow, and with adequate ‘respect’, it is a problem. For, in a feudal language, individuals who do not exhibit ‘respect’ would be expected to behave in an impertinent manner. Feudal languages are not languages in which both sides can continue a conversation for long, exhibiting their equal stature and dignity.

The government office worker (employee) would exhibit his or her right to address the common person by his or her name. However, if the same right is exhibited by the common person, to address the government office worker by his or her name, it would be seen as an abusive behaviour, impertinence and absolute rowdy attitude.

In Malayalam, if a common person addresses a government office worker (employee) as ‘Ningal’ (middle level - You), it would treated as rank rascality, in most government offices.

At the same time, if the government office worker (employee) addresses the common man as Ningal, there is no problem. At the same time, the start reality of India is that in many village-level government offices, even the office peon would have no qualms in addressing many a wearied-out villager as Nee (lowest level – You) who is desperate to get some small-time official paper from the government office.

At the same time, if the common citizen were to address the government office worker (employee) with a Nee, it would be treated as a grave criminal offence. The government office workers (employees) have joined together and conspired and deliberately created written-laws by which such persons can be sent to jail.

What can be mentioned about the ‘peoples’ representatives who give statutory validity to such irascible laws? Can anything be safely said?

If anyone shows some soft or considerate behaviour, it is quite natural to act outrageously rude to them. That much is encoded in the internal codes of feudal languages. This is very much known to the government office workers (employees). So, they would not get any sense of security unless they are able to make the common citizen who stands before them to bent and bow.

If a common citizen enters a government office and addresses the employees therein with a ‘Ningal’, and that too without any expression of subservience, it is very much possible that many of the employees would exhibit some kind of mental imbalance. If the location is where they can beat up a person, then it is very much possible that the common citizen would get nicely thrashed. For, the government employee, who has thus lost his mental balance, would act quite homicidal.

However, the actual fact is that the problem does not lie within either the government office worker (employee) or the common citizen. The problem maker is the native feudal language. It is not known as to what the ‘expert’ committee which had recommended the change of administration from English to Malayalam, had mentioned with regard to this issue.

The core issue here is who should ‘respect’ whom. The wider issue is that if the worker has to be revered and treated with ‘respect’ by the employer, the worker ceases to be a worker. This is also a problem that has to be taken into consideration.

Some more things need to be said about the above-mentioned points. A bit of history also might need to be added. The other around-30 points can be mentioned some other time

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

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