Between the Assassinations - The Languages of Kittur Summary & Analysis

Adiga, Aravind
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A second person narrator starts this section by telling readers of the Kannada language. It is one of the other major languages of South India and it is the official language of the state of Karnataka, where Kittur is located. It is also the language the newspaper, the Dawn Herald, is published in. It is understood by virtually everyone and it is the mother tongue of some Brahmin. Tulu is a regional language that does not have a written counterpart and it has two dialects. It has an upper-caste dialect used by some Brahmin and the other dialect is a rough language that is cherished for it's diverse and colorful profanities, it is the street language of Kittur. Around Umbrella Street the dominant language turns to Konkani, which originated in Goa. A different dialect of Konkani, which is corrupted with Portuguese...

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