Urdu, like Persian is from the Indo-European branch of languages and Chagtai was a Turkish folk based dialect. With time languages change. Urdu is connected to Muslims because that is what we are taught.
Bollywood is nothing without Urdu dialogues and songs and poetry. But it is taken for granted and its due credit is not given. I have listened to the Gita in Arabic and read Gita in Urdu.
It is the thought content that goes in, not the script. In no state including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and other Hindi speaking communities does anyone speak Hindi properly. Every language has its own grammar, structure and style that has to be learnt and mastered.
By Jyotsna Pathania
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