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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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences.

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Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to idnlish. Familiar words, an active voice, and lively verbs should always be stressed over Latinate words, strings of nouns or prepositions.

Some journalists do use archaic English but to claim, as editor Martin Cutts does in his foreword, that this book is indllsh “last hope for reform” is really stretching credibility.


Jyoti babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully. Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish The snyal exaggerates the problem of archaic English.

May 26, Ancie Wilfred rated it did not like it. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability to write good English.

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. Please try again later.

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Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years. In Chapter 5 titled Those Troublesome Midgets, the author shows how misplacing certain words can alter the meaning of a phrase. Indlih to Read saving….

Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. Most Common Mistakes in Sahyal Usage. Aelita rated it liked it Dec 22, 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.

Book review: Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish

A good book, but not a model one that meets your expectation. Sanyal shows us that we don’t. D Sen rated it liked it Jul 10, Shanthi Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 26, Mathangi Iyer rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough.


Audible Download Audio Books. Jul 25, Aparna rated it it was amazing. Jan 28, Freeda Lobo rated it really liked indliah. Viva Books 1 January Language: It becomes a strong critique on the usage of words and their particular contexts. I have learnt a great deal from this book and have stopped the usage of words like co-brother, good name etc.

Jul 24, Abhinav Neelam rated it it was ok. Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Absolutely must read for Indians and others from the Indian subcontinent spoiling the beautiful English language. Do You Like This Story? Most examples he provides are valid, but his fulminations exaggerate the problem. Trivia About Indlish ; The Indlisg Get to Know Us. I might refer to it when in doubt.