Tommaso Amico di Meane

Language and Federal State in India: Analysis and Comparative Horizons

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Keywords: Comparative Law; Language; Indian Law; Asian Constitutionalism; European Constitutionalism; Multicultural State Theory.

This article explores some crucial nuances of the promotion of linguistic pluralism within Indian constitutionalism. Notably giving an account on two main aspects: the recognition of official languages; the formation of Indian States on linguistic basis (the so called "Linguistic States"). What comes up is, more broadly, a reflection on the role of language in crafting the Indian State, whose comparative fascination with Europe (and even the EU) may find new academic grounding nowadays.

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