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Punjabiyat[1][2] (meaning Punjabi-ness)[3] is the name of the language revitalization movement of the Punjabi language and also the political, social and literary movement for preservation of Punjabi literature, Punjabi language and Punjabi culture[4] by unity of Greater Punjab.[5] In Pakistan, the goal of the movement is to stop the state-sponsored suppression of Punjabi in favor of Urdu,[6] while in India the goal is to bring together the Sikh and Punjabi Hindu communities for speaking only Punjabi language in North Indian regions.[7] Supporters in the Punjabi diaspora focus on the promotion of a shared cultural heritage.[8]

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  1. ^ Bhardwaj, Ajay (15 August 2012). "The absence in Punjabiyat's split universe". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Priyanka KachhavaPriyanka Kachhava, TNN (26 January 2015). "Of Punjabiyat, quest to migrate and 'muted masculinity'". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Ayres, Alyssa (August 2008). "Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case of Punjab". The Journal of Asian Studies. The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 67 (3): 917–946. doi:10.1017/s0021911808001204. 
  4. ^ "A labour of love and a battle cry for logical minds". The News International, Pakistan. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Dogra, Chander Suta (26 October 2013). "'Punjabiyat' on a hilltop". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Punjabiyyat, In the name of (15 February 2015). "The News on Sunday". TNS - The News on Sunday. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Singh, IP (17 May 2015). "No Punjabi versus Hindi divide now". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Singh, Pritam. "The idea of Punjabiyat". Academy of the Punjab in North America. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jolly, Schona (March 1, 2011). "Bringing Punjabiyat Back". The Caravan. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.