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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Aelita rated it liked it Dec 22, His knowledge of the Indian languages also comes through inlish 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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Have doubts regarding this product? English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences. He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible. The conclusion that clumsy Victorian English hangs ihdlish 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.

February 6, It may start off as mildly humorous, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but a The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting.


Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

Sailen Dutta rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions.

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Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough. Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish The author exaggerates the problem of archaic English. Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, See all 5 reviews. Sophie’s World 20th Anniversary Edition. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, inflish, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Most examples he provides are valid, but his fulminations exaggerate the problem. Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. Customers who bought this item also bought. Despite that, this is a valuable primer for those wanting to take up writing as a profession.

So much so that you begin to nitpick the author’s writing style purely out of spite. Please try again later. Here, Sanyal traces the way certain phrases are used, and provides jyotii explanation as to why it is wrong.


Rahima Khan rated uyoti it was amazing Dec 04, 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.

I have learnt a great deal from this book and have sanyl the usage of words like co-brother, good name etc. Ratchana Vasudev rated it really liked it Sep 27, To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

Apurva rated it liked it Oct 30, See all free Kindle reading apps. Publishing hype sometimes takes more liberty with language than the examples in Sanyal’s book. Jyoti babu tears into indliwh English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully. Summary Of The Book Indlish: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sabyal up.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To get his point across, he uses real examples of sentences and paragraphs, and rephrases them.

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