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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Most examples he provides are valid, but his fulminations exaggerate the problem. Safe and Secure Payments. Bharat Singh rated it liked it Sep 21, He drafted the style book for The Statesman and wrote a ‘language’ column in the paper while teaching at the Asian College of Journalism. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Ajeet rated it it was ok Nov 28, Showing of 5 reviews. In his book, he also traces the history of the English language in India drawing attention to the change in the quality of the language. Abhijeet rated it really liked it Jun 29, Ratchana Vasudev rated it really liked it Sep 27, About Jyoti Sanyal Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language. 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.

Its a great book which tells us how we Indians inadvertently misuse English. More of a grammar book than I’d have liked it to be, but written in a humourous style – which saves it, I’d say.


Do You Like This Story? It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts.

Jul 24, Abhinav Neelam rated it it was ok. Preethis7 rated it liked it Apr 01, Publishing hype sometimes takes more liberty with language than the examples in Sanyal’s book. So much so that you begin to nitpick the author’s writing style purely out of spite. It thus raises a question – does a speaker of English need to know all of this? He lists out the many cliches, outdated expressions, indianisms and inaccuracies that characterise Indian English, and gives alternatives.

In the final chapter, Sanyal offers readers tips and suggestions on writing well. Eats, Shoots and Leaves. He now devotes his time to his website www. With this funny, quirky book Jyoti Sanyal launches an all-out war against bad English and offers modern-day antidotes to archaic Indlish. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability to write good English. But Just a average book. I might refer to it when in doubt.

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Dhvani Shah rated it liked it Jan 26, Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, This is a collection of his articles. Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, A Brief History of Humankind. Have doubts regarding this product? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

Most Common Mistakes in English Usage. Yet, this is certainly not, as the sub-title suggests, “the book for every English-speaking Indian”. His knowledge of the Indian languages also comes through in that he explains the kinds of mistakes a Hindi speaker would make vis-a-vis someone whose mother tongue is Malayalam.

Despite that, this is a valuable primer for those wanting to take up writing as a profession. Indian English is often no more than jjoti Indian language in disguise.

Indlish ; The Book For Every English Speaking Indian by Jyoti Sanyal

Namrta rated it really liked it Apr 29, Lists with This Book. But this book will benefit not just them; as the title accurately says, this is a ‘book for every English-speaking Indian’. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Some journalists do use archaic English but to claim, as editor Martin Cutts does in his foreword, that this book is the “last hope for reform” is really stretching inflish. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Shanthi Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 26, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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