For APHG Students: India has 24 recognized languages spoken throughout its diverse population and wide-ranging regions. Using the front and back of the 500 Indian Rupees bill (about $8 at the time of this post), answer the following questions:
What evidence do you find for multiple languages in India?
How many languages do you see evidence for?
What language or languages appear to be dominant?
Synthesis: what might be other effective ways for bridging the language barrier when so many languages are spoken in one country?
Who is the main figure depicted on this bill and why would India utilize his image?