Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Status Of Arabic Language And Literature In India With Special Reference To Assam

Mofidul Alom Talukdar


Arabic has a deep-rooted association with India. It was taught in school, College, University and Madrassas and a source of higher learning. It gives its vocavolary to enrich India’s principal languages and its script was adopted by Urdu, Sindhi and Kashmiri. Several centers of learning will emphasis on classical and theological were founded in various places in India as well as North Eastern Region also. The relation of Arabic with the Indians was very close from the down of the 7th century A.D. they carried on the business together in the Malabar cost. For commercial purposes the marchants of the coastal places of the Arabian Sea, used learn Arabic. On the other hand, Muhammad bin Qasim laid the foundation of the Muslim empire in India by conquering Sind in 712 A.D. Since then, Arabic, being the religious language, become very popular the Muslim rulers and their subjects up to the days of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last emperor of the Mughal dynasty (1857 A.D.) the continued to be studied in the British and the post British periods allover the India including NE Assam. Arabic, belonging the Semitic group of languages, had come in to existence since the early part of the 6th century A.D. It has assumed considerable importance in recent times due to the of emergence soverign Arab states, controlling the vast natural resources. Realising the influence of the Arab states in the world scenario, the Indian government has taken keen interest in the Arab affairs and also in Arabic language right after the independence. Since a few decades back a good number of Universities in India have been offering Arabic at graduate and post graduate levels and research facilities are also available to a limited extent. The state Assam lies in the North East corner of the India. It covers an area of 53.226 sq. Miles, lying between 22 and 28 degree north latitude and between 89 and 97 degree of east longitude.

Pages: 2065-2069

Keywords: Of all the countries that have ever been under a Muslim Government, India (With the exception of the Western Provinces of Sind, Multan and Baluchistan) and Turkey in Europe are among the few that have not been ruled by Arabs or by some Arabic speaking p

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