According to experts deliberating on the Urdu language, it has a ‘golden future’ and its ‘use is expanding across the globe’.
National Language Authority chairman Fateh Malik said Pakistan’s print and electronic media used non-standard Urdu. He said Pakistan’s literary tradition was affected by the dictatorships. He said the Indian tradition was marked by an emphasis on prosody and other aspects than the purpose and message of a literary work. He said the tendency in the contemporary Pakistani literary circles to turn to India as a source of inspiration was misplaced.
I wonder who suggested looking towards India for inspiration in the first place, after the language has been pushed to the ghettos over the past half a century.