The Deepawali fiasco by Fabindia has given birth to a new kind of debate in India’s public space. The otherwise juxtaposition of Hindi and Urdu going on in India since more than 1000 years, is set to be exposed; Indians have been constantly rummaging through their history books to point out significant differences between both.
Hindi vs Urdu – A lost battle for Urdu
As Fabindia decided to rename Deepawali with the Urdu name ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz‘ in an attempt to Islamize the Hindu festival, the Urdu sympathisers on social media started blaming Hindus for ‘ignoring the history’. A Twitter user (@Ishq_Urdu) made a tweet thread rewriting various Bollywood movies’ names and dialogues in simple Hindi, with the intention to shame Indian right-wingers and their pride for Hindi.
Soon, the thread started to get feedback from various parts of India. One Telugu speaker even appreciated the thread for bringing in soothing Hindi names of the erstwhile Urdu-worded movies. He wrote, “As a Telugu speaker, I’ve always found it impossible to follow Hindi songs and movie titles. It sounded alien to me. Only recently I realised that’s so coz it is Urdu, not Hindi. The Hindi versions you posted sound pleasant and are easy for us non-Hindi peeps to understand”.
Similarly, various comments on the original thread thanked the handle (@Ishq_Urdu) for bringing out the true names, as they sound much better without Urdu.
Urdu – Not a language, but a dialect
The difference between Hindi and Urdu dates back to thousands of years. Urdu is not a proper language, but rather a dialect that has been confined to one type of community. The original meaning of Urdu is ‘the language of the camp’, that is, the language which was spoken by most of the Turkish invaders of that time. Urdu is akin to the result of half-cooked food of Arabic, Persian, Khari Boli, and Hindustani origins. The reason Urdu should not even be considered as a separate language is because it lacks originality.
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Hindi – A complete language
Hindi, on the other hand, has a rich history of its own system, manual, dictionary and manuscript. Hindi is such an old language that it is tough to point out its exact date of origin. However, it is widely speculated that the source of the language is Sanskrit – the language of the ancients. If read carefully, Hindi will make it easier to understand, recite and follow many regional languages, such as Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, etc.
Urdu – Imposed on Indians by aristocracy
As the British imposed their English language, Islamic sympathizers attempted to impose Urdu on our country. The freedom struggle of independent India from the Nizam Shahi of Hyderabad was not only political but also cultural. Hyderabad, back then, use to house major populations of people speaking Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, and Hindi. If not directly, then indirectly, everyone was definitely associated with the Hindi language somewhere, but Nizam Shahi forcefully imposed Urdu on them, in his quest to eliminate and replace any non-Islamic culture.
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Atul Mishra, the founder of the TFI media group, decided to counter the narratives being built by left-liberal Urdu sympathisers. Through his tweet, he proved that Urdu has been popular because it appeals to lust – the animal extinct inside humans. Hindi, on the other hand, has a beautiful capacity to project lovemaking as a pious human act.
Similarly, trying to translate Maithili Sharan Gupt’s compositions into Urdu will render Urdu of any literary integrity. It goes on to prove that Urdu has no independent existence without Hindi.
By translating ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ song into Hindi within 3 minutes, he made it more hummable and much more soothing to the ears.
In the age of social media, it is actually beneficial for the Hindus that their culture is presented in twisted forms by the leftists. It forces Hindus to delve deep into their great traditional and cultural history, and the learnt knowledge alone is enough to dismantle the leftists’ agendas. In this fashion, the false narratives get exposed and people who otherwise wouldn’t read a page of shastras, would get to know about their rich history. The hobnobbing of liberal Bollywood with lustful Urdu would not have been noticed, if not for awakened dharmic warriors.