Use of Rohingya Language in political arena

Michael W. Charney What does Rohingya language intellectual/political discourse look like? Rohingya should be trying to find a way to inform their political discourse in their own language so the Rohingya community as a whole can be empowered and know they can have agency. Colonial era Bamars made the mistake of leaving the development of an intellectual culture focused on the present as opposed to the past to an English speaking elite until too late. In the 1930s, Burmese-speaking intellectuals tried to change this with the Nagani bookshop, Burmese language newspapers (Ludu presss), the World of Books (with Furnivall’s guidance), […]

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