Indlish: the book for every English-speaking Indian
Viva Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 394 pages
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 condemns if left unchecked are likely to kill English as a truly expressive medium for journalistic and business writing in India. . . . This book may be the last hope for reform.
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absurd active voice adjectives adverb Bangalore Bengali Chief Minister clerks clutter commercialese Complete Plain Words convey deﬁnite dialogue Dictionary difﬁcult East India Company emphasis emphatic pronoun English-language newspapers English-language press Eric Partridge example excerpt facilities ﬁction ﬁll ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve Flesch ﬂexible syntax Fowler Here’s Hindi idiomatic India’s English-language papers Indian English Indian languages Indlish issue italicised journalists Kannada Karnataka killed Krishna letter literary Victorian English Malayalam mantras meaning meaningless miscreants newspaper reports non-ﬁction noun ofﬁce ofﬁcialese ofﬁcials Parashuram parenthetic clauses participle party passive voice phrases pidgin plain language Plain Words pleonasm plural prose qualiﬁes question reader redundant regional languages rule S M Krishna sense sentence serve Sir Ernest Gowers sound speciﬁc speech story style sub-editors talk Tamil tell thing told translate unidentiﬁed unidiomatic vague verb William Zinsser writing written Indian languages