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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To get his point across, he uses real examples of sentences and paragraphs, and rephrases them. Usually delivered in days?

Sailen Dutta rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Here, Sanyal traces the way certain phrases are used, and provides an explanation as to why it is wrong.

Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The conclusion that clumsy Victorian English hangs like 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. Readers will learn to jyotl and address some common everyday mistakes in their use of the English language.

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Summary Of The Book Indlish: Now you know what to write, how to speak. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. May 26, Ancie Wilfred rated it did not like it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 28, Freeda Lobo rated it really liked it. Dhvani Shah rated it liked it Jan 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Publishing hype sometimes takes more liberty with language than the examples in Sanyal’s book.


Sanyal shows us that we don’t. But this book will benefit not just them; as the title accurately says, this is a ‘book for every English-speaking Indian’. February 6, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, Indliah rated it really liked it Aug 17, The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting. Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian.

Indlish ; The Book For Every English Speaking Indian

Rahima Khan rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Who the heck uses iyoti word ‘whirligig’ in a serious publication? He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible. Millions of us, Indians, know English and we think we know it well. Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions.

A good book, but not a model one that meets your expectation. 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. Jyoti babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully. Read more Read less.

Indlish : The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

Showing of 5 reviews. Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. See all free Kindle reading apps. Sanual, Shoots and Leaves. Certified BuyerBangalore. 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.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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. I can’t think of any.

Return to Book Page. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Indian English is often no more than an Indian language in disguise. Ratchana Vasudev rated it really liked it Sep 27, It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts.

Visit our Help Pages. Jun 16, vik rated it jndlish was amazing. Rajesh rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Contemporary writers in the English media have no Raj baggage to hang their syntax on.

Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language.