“Within the Constituent Assembly of India, the language issue was intensely debated. “ Examine the views put forward by members of the assembly on the issue.

R. V. Dhulekar a Congressmen made a plea to make Hindi as the language of Constitution-making. He wanted Hindi to be declared not only as an official language but also as a national language. On the other hand few members opposed it. Shrimati G. Durgabai from Madras informed the house that people in the south were against the idea of making Hindi as the national language. They preferred Hindustani language. T. A. Ramalingam Chettiar told that whatever done has to be done with caution and there should be mutual adjustment. Anxieties and fear grew among different language groups of people as the language changed and words from Urdu and other regional languages were being taken out.