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India writes in many languages and speaks in many more voices. And yet, communication has never broken down in this sub-continent with these different Indian languages. With about 2.4% of the world’s land surface and a total of 16% of the world’s population (India: A Country Study by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden eds. Federal Research Division; 1995), India houses according to one estimate, 1,652 “mother- tongues” – including 103 foreign mother tongues (Census…