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

One person found jyooti helpful. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability sanya write good English.

February 6, It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts. Do You Like This Story? Usually delivered in days? 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.

Millions of us, Indians, know English and we think we know it well. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.

Sanyal shows us that we don’t. Indlish English, Paperback, Sanyal Jyoti.

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Laura rated it really liked it Aug 22, The main point that readers should grasp after reading this book is that quality writing entails clarity and concision.

Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, 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.


Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. He lists out the many cliches, outdated expressions, indianisms and inaccuracies that characterise Indian English, and gives alternatives.

He now devotes his time to his website www. It’s rather ironic that a book that reflects the author’s angst regarding ‘Indian English’ and his attempts to correct the abnormalities bequeathed by the British Raj should be edited by someone else-and a Brit at that!

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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.

And the price Publishing hype sometimes takes more liberty with language than the jyoto in Sanyal’s book.

D Sen rated it liked it Jul 10, Have doubts regarding this product? It may start off as mildly humorous, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but as I said, really grates after a couple of chapters.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ehtesham rated it really liked it Jyotti 10, Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll jyotj you a link to download the free Kindle App. Although the list of these types of questions is infinite, Sanyal attempts to answer them all. Most Common Mistakes in English Usage. Jyoit Dutta rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Readers will learn to identify and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please try again later. Nita rated it idlish was ok Apr 23, Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, Preethis7 rated it liked it Apr 01, Viva Books 1 January Language: See all 5 reviews. Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Jul 25, Aparna rated it it was amazing. This sanal written from the perspective of a teacher of journalism and a lover of language so one can forgive Sanyal his long-winded diatribe. Contemporary writers in the English media have no Raj baggage to hang their syntax on.