Linguism in Politics
T.C.A. Raghavan
CHANGING POLITCAL LEADER¬SHIP IN AN INDIAN PROVINCE: THE CENTRAL PROVINCES AND BERAR 1919-39 by D.E.U. Baker Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1979, 233 pp., 60.00
Mar-Apr-May-June 1980, volume 4, No 3/4/5/6

Dr Baker deserves credit for remedying the neglect of the Central Provinces and Berar. It should be appreciated that it is not an easy task to write a monograph on political changes in a province where information about the social and economic history of the region is still rudimentary. Baker has studied the period 1919-1939 intensively to indicate the process through which political leadership of the province passed from Marathi to Hindi-speaking politicians.

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