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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Add 3 Items to Cart. Nita rated it it was ok Apr 23, The main point that readers should grasp after reading this book is that quality writing entails clarity and concision.

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It may start off as mildly humorous, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but a The kindest thing I can say about this book is that it’s interesting. I can’t think of any.

Jun 16, vik rated it it was amazing. So much so that you begin to nitpick the author’s writing style purely out of spite. To get his point across, he uses real examples of sentences and paragraphs, and rephrases them.

He drafted the style book for The Statesman and wrote a ‘language’ column in the paper while teaching at the Asian College of Journalism. A Brief History of Humankind. See all 5 reviews. Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Viva Aanyal 1 January Language: I might refer to it when in doubt.


He states the English has a rigid syntax, whereas Indian languages are flexible. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Please try again later.

Book review: Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish

He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of inslish ability to write good English. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. Now you know what to write, how to speak. This is a collection of his articles.

Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Ajeet jyotu it it was ok Nov 28, The Book For Every English-Speaking Indian is divided into seven chapters whose titles are the same as the articles that were originally published in The Statesman.

Jul 25, Aparna rated it it was indlisj. But this book will benefit not just them; as the title accurately says, this is a ‘book for every English-speaking Indian’.

I have learnt a great deal from this book and have stopped the usage of words like co-brother, good name etc. Top Reviews Most recent Sanyyal Reviews. 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.


Our feudal culture frowns on directness of expression.

I specifically liked the chapters on the use and abuse of the words ‘also’, ‘both’ and ‘only’, but the overall tone that drips with needless acid grates on you after a while. Sanyal shows us that we don’t. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. February 6, Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough. It may indliish off as mildly humorous, sort of like the ravings of a pointless uncle, but as I said, really grates after a couple of chapters.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, Yet, this is certainly not, as the sub-title suggests, “the book for every English-speaking Indian”.

Apurva rated it liked it Oct 30, Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Usually delivered in days?