Indlish: The Book for Every English-speaking Indian
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.
Seesawing to plain English
The familiar abuses are now on hold
The whirligig of circumlocution
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