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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In Chapter 5 titled Those Troublesome Midgets, the author shows how misplacing certain words can alter the meaning of a phrase. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Sanyal”s Indlish reminds that writers” reading must include books about language. And pardon me if I have used cliches, jargons or any other form of dead weight to make my lines look more impressive! 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. Where it is angry, it is righteous anger because the evils it condemns – if left unchecked – are likely to kill English as a truly expressive medium evefy journalistic and business writing in India.

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Summary Of The Book Indlish: Add 3 Items to Cart. So much so that you begin to english-speakign the author’s writing style purely out of spite. About Jyoti Sanyal Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Here’s how restrictions apply. May 26, Ancie Wilfred rated it did not like it. English Choose a language for shopping.


Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, Therefore as non native speakers of English, Indians are more prone to syntactical errors. Their language needs to free itself of the dirt it has accumulated since the arrival of the East India Company. Tue author makes some good points about the British-era ridiculousness many English newspapers still use in their writing of the ‘for your kind attention’ variety.

This book may be the last hope for reform.

Dhvani Shah rated it liked it Jan 26, Englieh-speaking babu tears into our English language newspaper correspondents, and shows us how to write clearly, simply and beautifully.

I am going to buy more copies of this book to gift to others. Who the heck uses the word ‘whirligig’ in a serious publication? Although the list of these types of questions is infinite, Sanyal attempts to answer them all. Ach rated it liked it Feb 15, The book is not only a rib te, but also very info Sumit rated it liked it Jul 19, Get english-speaknig Know Us.

The main point that readers should grasp after reading this book is that quality writing entails clarity and concision. Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, Indians claim that it is very similar to British English, but only on its lexical similarities.


Sanyal also worked as journalist for The Statesman for over thirty years. With this funny, quirky book Jyoti Sanyal launches an all-out war against bad English and offers modern-day antidotes to archaic Indlish.

D Sen rated it liked it Jul 10, Rahima Khan rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Nita rated it it was ok Apr 23, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible. Refresh and try again. What makes the author”s elaborate analysis. Sailen Dutta rated it it was amazing Sep 16, People who make a big deal about how much English they know.

This book should be a dnglish-speaking read for reporters, journalists, children and educators especially school teachers. Sanyal has taken the first step. I might refer to it when in doubt.

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

He gives tips, aided by quotations from some of the world”s greatest journalists, on how to write better, more engaging English. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jan 28, Freeda Lobo rated it really liked it. Most Common Mistakes in English Usage.