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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The main purpose of this indlksh is to address the difficulties that arise when Indians try to communicate in English via writing. The text will help readers answer questions such as what contributes to the way we speak, why do we speak English in a passive voice, but switch to active when speaking in our native tongues, and why do most of us fear reading and filing official documents.

Although the list of these types of questions is ijdlish, Sanyal attempts to answer them all.

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. Readers will learn to identify and uyoti some common everyday mistakes in their use of the 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. Here, Sanyal indlisb the way certain phrases are used, and provides an explanation as to why it is wrong. In Chapter 5 titled Those Troublesome Midgets, the author shows how misplacing certain words can alter the meaning of a phrase. He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible.

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Therefore as non native speakers of English, Indians are more prone to syntactical errors. In the final chapter, Sanyal danyal readers tips and suggestions on writing well. The main point that readers should grasp after reading this book is that quality writing entails clarity and bj.

Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years. He now devotes his time to his website www. Certified BuyerBangalore. Educational and Professional Books. Indlish English, Paperback, Sanyal Jyoti.

Indlish ; The Book For Every English Speaking Indian

Usually delivered in days? Summary Of The Book Indlish: About Jyoti Sanyal Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist.


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Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences. The book begins with strong British Raj leftovers, slowly there is shift in the theme.

It becomes a strong critique on the sanual of words and their particular contexts. It thus raises a question – does a speaker of English need to know all of this?

Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian. Jyoti babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully.

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. The book is not only a rib tickler, but also very info Have doubts regarding this product?

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