A new ‘Thulu Nadu’

This post was written by Mahi-Bhat on November 20, 2009
Posted Under: General

How about forming a new Thulu Nadu, taking some part of North Kerala and South Karnataka. Kasaragod District from Kerala and Mangalore, Udupi, Belthangadi, Dharmastala, Putur, Sullia and surounding areas.

Peoples of these region are ignored by both the government. Since thulu is the main speaking language here, it will be a good idea to form a new state to solve the problems of the people living here and also we can preserve thulu community which is day to day reducing to none.

Some people say Kasaragod should be merged with Karnataka, I would say to those people that this is not a solution since Karnataka have their on problem and already a big state. They cannot even solve the problems of south canara people then how can you expect from them to solve your problems.

Smaller state will be always good for better governance, better lifestyle, creation of job opportunities, better connectivity with people, etc.

This is just my opinion, I am not going to do any agitation for this!!!.

Reader Comments

So Bhatre, nammanella bittu bere hogabekanta maadiddeera? hmmm….

From another angle what you suggest does make sense because the states of independent India were indeed formed on linguistic basis to a large extent. However the risks were two-fold in recognising each & every language and dialect.

1) There was no guarantee that the smaller entities could effectively protect the language, its people and their unique heritage, hence it was wiser to blend several distinct languages into one single body or state based on several factors.

2) As a nation it becomes very difficult to bring about integrity & harmony. Mangalore belongs as much to Konkanis as Goa and parts of Maharashtra do, so forming a Konkana Desa cannot be too far. And Kodavas want to be recognized independently, Hyderabad Karnataka always feels they are neglected and Mumbai Karnataka have their own challenges.

What then is Karnataka?!

Smaller states are easy to govern in theory; in reality there will be a number of groups which wrest for power. Why was Udupi separated from DK? And how many languages are still spoken in DK & Udupi together?!

By the way, did you know Bhutan has the highest ‘happiness quotient’ among Asian countries?! And it is quite small!

Cheers,
Bhushan

#1 
Written By Bhushan on January 11th, 2012 @ 3:24 AM

Yes, valid point.

#2 
Written By Mahi-Bhat on January 11th, 2012 @ 12:53 PM

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