An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!
54. The demise of the tyrannical powers of the small-time despots in Malabar
In the earlier days, the English rule had no idea as to how to understand these kinds of social law-enforcements. They, themselves, had some internal blocks which prevented them from enforcing any kind of controls on them.
In the earlier days of the English rule in Malabar and such other places in the subcontinent, they were under stringent orders from their company headquarters in London, not to interfere in the social issues in the areas which were under their rule.
The second item was that whatever information they received about these kinds of incidences were in the form of English translations. That the lower-caste man had used ‘abusive’ words. However, this ‘abusive’ word was something which they could not detect. What was the abusiveness in words such as ‘You, your, yours, he, his, him, she, her, hers’?
In this present-day time, when the administration, education, laws & rules and even the Constitution itself is being converted into local feudal languages, the officialdom would take very meticulously planned steps to forestall any problems which they might face due to these word-codes.
When the English rule started gathering strength, the despotic powers of the small-time kings, higher castes, landlord class, of the feudal lords (Thamburan), and such, started withering away. However, the English rule did not pave the way for the lower classes to taunt the higher classes. Instead of that, what they did was to refuse statutory status to the evil language which had the inherent capacity to create mental trauma in human beings and animals.
In those areas where the egalitarian language, English, spread, social harmony spread. However, in those areas where the English rule had broken the backbone of the caste hierarchy without the spreading of the English language, social and communal problems started to raise their heads.
There is this lesson that can be picked up from history. In a social system where the Constitution promises all kinds of rights and equality, but the language system still maintains the people in different levels, a small group of the lower placed persons would gather strength and try to create explosive social problems.
There are no permanent solutions to any irksome social issues in feudal languages
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