Comment of the Week: “Why So Much Contempt for Marathi?”

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Comment of the Week: “Why So Much Contempt for Marathi?”

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ere at Arré, we pride ourselves in having a beautiful rainbow of a writing team. Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Maratha, we’ve got ’em all. Perhaps that’s why we’ve got such a diverse audience too. You’d expect our feedback to be equally colourful, and our treasured fans never disappoint.

This week we realised “fan” might be too strong a word. Esteemed commenter Rashmi Chendvankar took great offence to a piece by Jackie Thakkar, titled “Mi Marathi… Fakt When Convenient”. Jackie talks about how being half-Maharashtrian did nothing to help him appreciate the Marathi language, but did grant him the ability to jhol his way around Mumbai.

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