“Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will
To strive, to seek,
to find, and
not to yield.”
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
India is a secular state that focuses on regional, linguistic and personal differences - to impose the use of Hindi majorly.
In India a total of 22 languages are spoken and that have been given the grade of national languages, including 1599 other dialects.
In 1950 Indian constitution has adopted proposed a gradual phasing out of English or legislating English to the status of a "subsidiary official language" over a period of 15 years.
Although according to the Official Languages Act, 1963 proposed the Indian parliament had the power to provide for the continued use of English even thereafter.
So, clearly, the phasing out of English never happened and even today the Hindi vs English is still a debatable issue in India.
MOST FAMOUS POEMS IN INDIAN LITERATURE THAT ARE RULING ENGLISH NOVELS :
Written: 5th century AD
For you, the women look through tangled hair
with men-folk traveling and take their cheer
from unions urged on by your path of air,
while I still distant and to blame appear
a hapless prisoner to another’s care.
CHITTO JETHA BHAYSHUNYO
English Title: Where The Mind Is Without Fear