Robert D. King is the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Texas. His current research and publication interests are three: the Yiddish language, especially in relation to what it tells us about Jewish history; the politics of language in general; and, third, the language politics of India in particular. Dr. King's most recent publications include Nehru and the Language Politics of India (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996), and "Does One Nation Equal One Language?" (The Atlantic Monthly, April 1997). The thread that runs through Dr. King's current work is the relationship among language, ethnicity, nationhood, and politics in the largest sense of the word.