By Amrit Rai
This linguistic research investigates the foundation of the language Hindi/Hindavi and the complicated reasons which ended in its department into separate tongues - sleek Hindi and smooth Urdu.
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3. Establish the Republic: Now our revolution is based on equality, in order to establish a republican government. All our people are equal and enjoy political rights; the president will be publicly chosen by the people of the country. The parliament will be made up of members publicly chosen by the people of the country. A constitution of the Chinese Republic will be enacted, and every person must abide by it. 4. Equalize land ownership: The good fortune of civilization is to be shared equally by all the people of the nation.
Known as warlords, these men terrorized much of China, unmercifully taxed the areas they controlled, ravaged many areas of their wealth and property, and—through large-scale military campaigns—killed thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of people. The hopes of the early republic were dashed: instead of a "new," modernizing China, the country found itself sliding with increasing speed down a channel of self-demolition. The Presidency of Yuan Shikai Yuan believed that parliamentary bodies at the county, provincial, and national level created a situation where there was no central direction, and that each body would go off on its own and forget the needs of the nation.
Known as the May Fourth Incident, this demonstration took place at the Gate of Heavenly Peace, just outside Beijing's Forbidden City, on May 4, I 9 1 9 . hough warlords' actions created often-catastrophic consequences, the most momentous problem China faced in the first decade or so of the republic was how to put together a new culture. It was a necessary project because most of China's traditional Confucian ideology and its central political and social institutions had suffered mortal wounds when the civil service examination was abolished in 1905 and the monarchy was overthrown in 1912.
A house divided : the origin and development of Hindi/Hindavi by Amrit Rai