- Paperback: 424 pages
- Publisher: Viva Books (1 January 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8130902818
- ISBN-13: 978-8130902814
- Package Dimensions: 21.4 x 14 x 2.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,19,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Indlish: The Book for Every English Speaking Indian Paperback – 1 Jan 2006
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He lists out the many cliches, outdated expressions, indianisms and inaccuracies that characterise Indian English, and gives alternatives. To get his point across, he uses real examples of sentences and paragraphs, and rephrases them.
Much of his criticism is directed at journalists and bureaucrats, for their Victorian English, cliches and indirectness, among other things. But this book will benefit not just them; as the title accurately says, this is a 'book for every English-speaking Indian'. Simply put, he shows you how to write plain English.
- Short chapters; just 4 or 5 pages each.
- Simple language, so it's easy to read and understand; no linguistic terminology.
- Lots of examples.
- It's not a dull read
I can't think of any.
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This book should be a compulsory read for reporters, journalists, children and educators (especially school teachers). I am going to buy more copies of this book to gift to others.
And pardon me if I have used cliches, jargons or any other form of dead weight to make my lines look more impressive! ;)