Hindi Diwas

Language is the roadmap of a culture. Hindi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the main and most common language in India. A large number of the country’s population speaks and follows this language. The celebration of Hindi Diwas takes place on September 14, every year. On this day one acknowledges this language, its significance and influence in the country and the world.

There are 21 languages, including Hindi, in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The Hind language has many regional and national dialects. Its various forms include Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Haryanawi, and Kumayuni.

Hindi converses in countries like Nepal, the United States, and Mauritius. Bollywood is one of the most extended and successful film industries in the world. As a vast industry, it has exposed and made the language more familiar and relevant to many people around the globe. Several music artists use and produce Hindi songs. Some many authors and poets continue to write and publish in Hindi. There are very few people who speak the language purely without the use of English vocabulary. Books and poem publications help to keep the purity of this language.

Image portraying the Hindi speaking countries in the world.
Hindi-speaking countries.

Hindi Literature

Hindi literature includes the dialects of Bhraj Bhasa, Khari Boli, Bundeli, and Awadhi. There are many genres in its literature. For instance, there is Kavita (poetry), Vyangya (Hindi satire), Hindi travel literature, playwriting, and essay-writing. To name a few of the writers, we have Premchand, Mahadevi Verma, Harivansh Rai Bachchan Suryakant Tripathi, and Kabir Das. They have contributed a great deal to the literature.

Hindi poem

Hindi is a language of great importance. Certainly, numerous other countries read, speak and learn in it. But there are plenty of other reasons why one should learn this language.

Business and Jobs

India is improving in terms of economy with time. Many jobs are being outsourced to India. Heeding these factors, you will find yourself surrounded by a crowd that speaks Hindi. Hence, for communication reasons in business, it is beneficial to learn to converse in it.

Business in India

Traveling to India

Are you interested in traveling to India? Do you want to profoundly learn about its culture and people? If yes, learning Hindi will help you out. In India, not everyone understands and speaks English. Indians often interact in the native language of their respective states. Additionally, they are often more comfortable expressing themselves in Hindi. Therefore, to interact with other people and grasp more deeply about India’s history and culture it is fruitful to learn the language.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

Hindi is a Phonetic Language

Hindi is written in the Devanagri script. The words are pronounced as they are written. Likewise, each alphabet has a specific phonic. On the other hand, the sounds of the alphabet vary with words in other languages. Thus, it makes it easier to not only learn this language but also learn pronunciations in other languages.

Enjoy Bollywood

As mentioned earlier, Bollywood is the second-largest film industry in the world. Let’s face it, a Bollywood movie dubbed in English will not give you the same experience as it would in Hindi. The true essence of Bollywood and the majority of Indian cinema and songs lie in its language. With this in mind, it is necessary to get a hang of the language to appreciate every bit of it.

Scene from the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Bollywood movie scene

For your knowledge

Speaking and mastering more than one language is always profitable. Hindi is one of the most spoken languages in the world. This circumstance will help you connect with people in different parts of the world. In fact, it is being spoken and taught in many others besides India.

The language is incredibly beautiful to learn and speak. I hope this article interests you in learning the language and makes you aware of its importance in the world today.

hindi quote

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