On January 26-27, 2023 the III International Scientific and Practical Conference "Linguistics of Distancing: the Power of Language and Modern Realities" was held in a mixed format.
Within the framework of the conference Elza Shirgazina, Junior Research Fellow of the Group on South Asia and Indian Ocean of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, made a report "Language Factor in Ethno-Cultural and Political Relations between India and Nepal" prepared for the section "Language as a Tool of Control and Management of Society".
The presentation highlighted the role of Nepali, Hindi and other Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in the belt, as well as the ethnic and linguistic composition of the Himalayan population. The interplay of the ethno-political question in Nepal with its complex dependence on India, the impact of the country's course of Nepalization and sovereignization on bilateral ties between Kathmandu and New Delhi were covered.
The conference was organized by departments of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and the Russian Society of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL).