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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Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish The author exaggerates the problem of archaic English.

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

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? He drafted the style book for The Statesman and wrote a ‘language’ column in the paper while teaching at the Asian College of Journalism. See our Returns Policy. Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

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Jul 25, Aparna rated it it was amazing. See all free Kindle reading apps. Most examples he provides are valid, but his fulminations exaggerate the problem. English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences. But Just a average book. Read more Read less. Readers will learn to identify and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language.


Safe and Secure Payments. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. Much of his criticism is directed at journalists and bureaucrats, for their Victorian English, cliches and indirectness, among other things.

Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years. And the price Share your thoughts with other customers. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Mathangi Iyer rated it it was amazing Jun 09, The main purpose of this book is to address the difficulties that arise when Indians try to communicate in English via writing.

Millions of us, Indians, know English and we think we know it well. Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language.

Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

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D Sen rated it sanjal it Jul 10, In the final chapter, Sanyal offers readers tips and suggestions on writing well. Want to Read saving….

Most Common Mistakes in English Usage. 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. Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian.


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Customers who bought this item also bought. Certified BuyerBangalore. Add 3 Items to Cart. Ehtesham rated it really liked it Mar 10, Laura rated it really liked it Aug 22, In Chapter 5 titled Those Troublesome Midgets, the author shows how misplacing certain words can alter the meaning of a phrase.

It’s rather ironic that a book that reflects the author’s angst ind,ish ‘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!

Book review: Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish

I specifically liked the chapters on the use and abuse of the words ‘also’, ‘both’ and ‘only’, but the overall tone that drips with needless acid grates on you after a while. Now share the story Too bad. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Despite that, this is a valuable primer for those wanting to take up writing as a profession.