Indlish: The Book For Every English-Speaking Indian by Jyoti Sanyal is a guide to communicating clearly and precisely using the English. Enraged polemic though this book may be, it is also constructive,collected and funny. Where it is angry, it is righteous anger because the evils it. Indlish by Jyoti Sanyal, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language.
A Brief History of Humankind. February 6, Readers will learn to identify and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language.
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Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough. Aelita rated it liked it Dec 22, Here, Sanyal traces the way certain phrases are used, and provides an explanation as to why it is wrong. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability to write good English.
The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting. He lists out the many cliches, outdated expressions, indianisms and inaccuracies that characterise Indian English, and gives alternatives. I might refer to it when in doubt. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
Laura rated it really liked it Aug 22, He drafted the style book for The Statesman and wrote a ‘language’ column in the paper while teaching at the Asian College of Journalism. And the price Jun 16, vik rated it it was amazing. Jyoti babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully. I am soon going to read ‘Entry from Backside only’ by Binoo K. Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years.
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. In the final chapter, Sanyal offers readers tips and suggestions on writing well. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. The conclusion that clumsy Victorian English hangs like a dead albatross around each educated Indian’s neck is a heavy weight to carry through the pages of this book, and at times it drops dead from sheer overkill.
Refresh and try again. Educational and Professional Books. A good book, but not a model one that meets your expectation. Indlish English, Paperback, Sanyal Jyoti.
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Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Visit our Help Pages. Its a great book which tells us how we Indians inadvertently misuse English. See all 5 reviews.
Most Common Mistakes in English Usage. Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, Sumit rated it liked it Jul 19, He now devotes his time to his website www. Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, Contemporary writers in the English media have no Raj baggage to hang their syntax on. The Book For Every English-Speaking Indian is divided into seven chapters whose titles are the same as the articles that were originally published in The Statesman.
Sanyal shows us that we don’t. Yet, this is certainly not, as the sub-title suggests, “the book for every English-speaking Indian”. It may start off as mildly indoish, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but a The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting.