Indlish: The Book for Every English-Speaking Indian

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essays on clumsy Victorian English masquerading as the Indian language in disguise and the author's war on it, bw illustrations

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Book Description Viva Books Private Limited, 2014. Softcover. Condition: New. Description: Do Indians equate ??impressive?? English with incomprehensible English? Many unfortunately do. The clumsy Victorian English hangs like a dead albatross around each educated Indian??s neck. Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression. Indian English is often no more than an Indian language in disguise. With this funny, quirky book Jyoti Sanyal launches an all-out war against bad English and offers modern-day antidotes to archaic Indlish. Contents: And I thank. . . ? Foreword by Martin Cutts ? You must be armed! By Ravindra Kumar Part I: MAKING A BOTCH OF WRITING ? See-sawing to plain English ? The familiar abuses. . . are now on hold ? The whirligig of circumlocution ? Bugs in our pens ? Tell, don"t preach ? The clatter of clutter ? Clutter bugs ? Shrink or sink ? The logic of it ? The secret of bad writing ? The cult of vagueness Part II: THE LETTER WE WRITE ? Cancel forthwith under intimation. . . ? As per your esteemed order of the 26th ult . . . ? Of false starts ? Of breech-delivery formats Part III: JOHN COMPANY BABOO AS HACK ? Case for the defence ? He noted, and said and added ? Meanwhile, he pointed out ? Two miscreants aborted, and escaped ? Criminals with calling cards ? The member charged. . . and the minister assured ? With regard to the matter regarding. . . ? In their respective dhotis and saris, respectively ? A facility for facilities ? This involves the involvement of . . . ? Making an issue of it ? Indulging in fraudulent activities ? Words without meaning Part IV: USAGE INDLISH STYLE ? She is having two daughters ? I have seen that film last week ? This condom costs very less ? On Sunday, I went to my native ? Write it today itself and post it tomorrow itself ? People have different different tastes Part V: THOSE TROUBLESOME MIDGETS ? I also don"t like that film ? He is equally as good as . . . ? No parking both sides ? Balancing with both ? Only where it belongs ? Clinton even took care to get photographed. . . Part VI: MOTHER TONGUE, OTHER TONGUE ? Let"s plainspeak ? The lady with mahogany legs ? Jest choop and chel ? Enemy fire had been responded to ? The complexity arises from the fact that . . . ? The point is sought to be evaded ? May the lowliest be permitted. . . ? Can you give me one glass of water? ? That leaves us none the wiser than. . . ? Lover, you are very that thing ? Why worry about small small things? Part VII: YOUR READER DESERVES BETTER ? Make me see ? Show, don"t tell ? The role people play ? Tell me a story ? Dodging visual detail ? Writer, be quiet! ? The sound of talk ? The power of dialogue ? Utterances no one uttered ? Set the scene; get them talking ? Dialogue in your daily ? The voice of the narrator Index Printed Pages: 418. Seller Inventory # 87950

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