Book Summary of: A HISTORY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING AMONG THE MUSLIMS OF SOUTH ASIA
"nt-day Pakistan and north India. Among the languages which have been included are Arabic, Persian, Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi and Brahvi as well as some minor languages which were or are still used in South Asia. In addition to its historical significance the book is also useful for understanding the relationship between language-teaching and power whether it is personal or group empowerment. In this context the way language and literary texts are used to disseminate ideological concerns in order to socialise the young are explored both with reference to the past and in contemporary Pakistan."