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

This is a collection of his articles. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability to write good English. Despite that, this is a valuable primer for those wanting to take up writing as a profession.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. This is written from the perspective of a teacher of journalism and a lover of language so one can forgive Sanyal his long-winded diatribe.

Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. Sanyal shows us that we don’t. Who the heck uses the word ‘whirligig’ in a serious publication? Viva Books 1 January Language: One person found this helpful. Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, And the price 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 credibility.


Ajeet rated it it was ok Nov 28, Jan 28, Freeda Lobo rated it really liked it. 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.

Readers will learn to identify and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language. Preethis7 rated it liked it Apr 01, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

I might refer to it when in doubt. Ha, take that, author! 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. Mathangi Iyer rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Ratchana Vasudev rated it really liked it Sep 27, Usually delivered in days?

Book review: Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish

Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Abhijeet rated it really liked it Jun 29, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving….

Get to Know Us. Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish The author exaggerates the problem of archaic English. Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible.


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Certified BuyerBangalore. Simply put, he shows you how to write plain English. The book is not only a rib tickler, but also very info Here, Sanyal traces the way certain phrases are used, and provides an explanation as to why it is wrong. The main purpose of this book is to address the difficulties that arise when Indians try to communicate in English via writing. Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language.

Educational and Professional Books. Sanyal has undiluted contempt for the way English is written in India by journalists. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist.

A Brief History of Humankind. Although the list of these types of questions is infinite, Sanyal attempts to answer them all. February 6,