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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Share your thoughts with other customers. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Who the heck uses the word ‘whirligig’ in a serious publication?

Much of his criticism is directed at journalists and bureaucrats, for their Victorian English, cliches and indirectness, among other things. The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting.

Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. More of a grammar book than Inelish have liked it to be, but written in a humourous style – which saves it, I’d say. The author makes some good points about the British-era ridiculousness many English newspapers still use in their writing of the ‘for your kind attention’ variety.


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Viva Books 1 January Language: Get to Know Us. Abhijeet rated it really liked it Jun 29, Ha, take that, author! This is a collection of his articles. Trivia About Indlish ; The Boo He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible.

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.

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Now you know what to write, how to speak.

English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences. Readers will learn to identify and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language.


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Shanthi Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 26, Most examples he provides are valid, but his fulminations exaggerate the problem. Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Ajeet rated it it was ok Nov 28, Usually delivered in days? See our Returns Policy. Visit our Help Pages.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, Read more Read less. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Summary Of The Book Indlish: It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts. A Brief History of Humankind.

February 6, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Millions of us, Indians, know English and we think we know it well.