Indlish: The Book For Every English-Speaking Indian by Jyoti Sanyal is a guide to communicating clearly and precisely using the English. Jokes aside, Indlish is, perhaps the best book on Indian English. Undoubtedly, Indlish: The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian is a useful and practical. Results 1 – 15 of 15 Indlish: The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian by Sanyal, Jyoti and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available.

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Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

Although the list of these types of questions is infinite, Sanyal attempts to answer them all. Ha, take that, author! Bharat Singh rated it liked it Sep 21, Jun 16, vik rated it it was amazing. Divided into short, crisp chapters, the book takes the reader through a quick and often amusing journey through the different problem areas in Indian English. Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language.

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It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts. Jan 28, Freeda Lobo rated it really liked it. Ach rated it liked it Feb 15, english-speakjng No trivia or quizzes yet.


Special prices are applicable snglish-speaking the authorised sales territory only. This book should be a compulsory read for reporters, journalists, children and educators especially school teachers.

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Shylaja Uday rated it really liked it Nov 13, Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, With ongoing corporate outsourcing, most U. Certified BuyerBangalore. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Jyoti Sanyal, Edited by Martin Cutts.

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Indian English is often no more than an Indian language in disguise. In lively language, with a light touch, and through a fun-loaded method, Jyoti Sanyal has sought to speed towards modern, concise English those english-speakiny us who know little English, and yet sound pompous.

Abhijeet rated it really liked it Jun 29, Sanyal shows the common mistakes that Indians make while speaking English, and also talks about ways of overcoming them. In Chapter 5 titled Those Troublesome Midgets, the author shows how misplacing certain words can alter the meaning of a phrase.

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Most Common Eevery in English Usage. Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions.

Amazon Eglish-speaking Find, attract, and engage customers. The book is enlivened with Sarbajit Sen”s many illustrations. Late Jyoti Sanyalafter 30 years with The Statesman, where even his friends thought him hot-headed, choleric and impatient, Jyoti Sanyal became Dean at Asian College of Journalism, Bangalore, in Educational and Professional Books.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. It helps to understand that Indian English is a specific variety of the English language. This book may be the last hope for reform.

It thus raises a question – does a speaker of English need to know all of this?

His knowledge of the Indian languages also comes through in that he explains the kinds of mistakes a Hindi speaker would make engliwh-speaking someone whose mother tongue is Malayalam. English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences.

Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Add 3 Items to Cart. Jyoti babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully. Their language needs to free itself of the dirt it has accumulated since the arrival of the East India Company. Preethis7 rated it liked it Apr 01,