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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I might refer to it when in doubt. Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, jyoyi Publishing hype sometimes takes more liberty with language than the examples in Sanyal’s book.

Indlish ; The Book For Every English Speaking Indian

Simply put, he shows you how to write plain English. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? 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. Sumit rated it liked it Jul 19, Showing of 5 reviews.

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See our Returns Policy. Summary Of The Book Indlish: Contemporary writers in the English media have no Raj baggage to hang their syntax on. Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough. Ach rated it liked it Feb 15, Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments.

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Please try again later. The main purpose of this book is to address the difficulties that arise when Indians try to communicate in English via writing. See all 5 reviews.

Rajesh rated it it was indlisb Jun 04, Shanthi Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 26, This is a collection of his articles. Mathangi Iyer rated it it was amazing Jun 09, With this funny, quirky book Jyoti Sanyal launches an all-out war against bad English and offers modern-day antidotes to archaic Indlish. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Despite that, this is a valuable primer for those wanting to take up writing as a profession.

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In his book, he also traces the history of the English language in India drawing attention to the change in the quality of the language. It’s rather ironic that a book that reflects the author’s angst regarding ‘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!

Educational and Professional Books. Laura rated it jyogi liked it Aug 22, To get his point across, he uses real examples of sentences and paragraphs, and rephrases them.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years.

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Apurva rated it liked it Oct 30, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Namrta rated it byy liked it Apr 29, The book begins with strong British Raj leftovers, slowly there is shift in the theme. It may start off as mildly humorous, sort of like the jyoto of a pointless uncle, but as I said, really grates after a couple of chapters.


Sophie’s World 20th Anniversary Edition. A good book, joti not a model one that meets your expectation. Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, See all free Kindle reading apps. But this book will benefit not just them; as the title accurately says, this is a ‘book for every English-speaking Indian’. Therefore as non native speakers of English, Indians are more prone to syntactical errors.

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. Add 3 Items to Cart. Sanyal shows us that we don’t.

The book is not only a rib tickler, but also very info Indian English is often no more than an Indian language in disguise. Abhijeet rated it really liked it Jun 29, And the price Rahima Khan rated it it was amazing Dec 04,