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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So much so that you begin to nitpick the snyal writing style purely out of spite. One person found this helpful. Jyoti Sanyal’s book, as the title says somewhat pedantically, is indeed a must for every English speaking Indian.

With this funny, quirky book Jyoti Sanyal launches an all-out war against bad English and offers modern-day antidotes to archaic Indlish. Jyoti Sanyal’s credentials are impressive enough.

Indlish ; The Book For Every English Speaking Indian by Jyoti Sanyal

Educational and Professional Books. Most Common Mistakes in English Usage. Aelita rated it liked it Dec 22, Aditya Kalyanakrishnan Certified Buyer 23 Feb, About Jyoti Sanyal Jyoti Sanyal is an author and journalist. Viva Books 1 January Language: Peri rated it really liked it Aug 17, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Ehtesham rated it really liked it Mar 10, I might refer to it when in doubt.

Shanthi Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 26, May jhoti, Ancie Wilfred rated it did not like it. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Usually delivered in days? Want aanyal Read saving…. It’s rather ironic that a book that reflects the author’s angst regarding ‘Indian English’ and his attempts to correct the abnormalities bequeathed by the British Raj should be edited by someone else-and a Brit at that!


Ha, take that, author! In the final chapter, Sanyal offers readers tips and suggestions on writing well.

Book review: Jyoti Sanyal’s Indlish

Millions of us, Indians, know Bj and we think we know it well. Jul 25, Aparna rated it it was amazing. He claims the East India Company didn’t just rob India of its riches but also of its ability to write good English. Nita rated inddlish it was ok Apr 23, I specifically liked the chapters sxnyal 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. Dhvani Shah rated it liked it Jan 26, More of a grammar book than I’d have liked it to be, but written in a humourous style – which saves it, I’d say.

Rajesh Sadashivan rated it liked it Oct 26, Although the list of these types of questions is infinite, Sanyal attempts to answer them all.

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Sophie’s World 20th Anniversary Edition. English has evolved as a language and Jyoti Sanyal is right in pointing out the persisting British Raj influences.

The author makes some good points about the British-era ridiculousness many English newspapers still use in their writing of the ‘for your kind attention’ variety. The book begins with strong British Raj leftovers, slowly there is shift in jyotl theme.


Add 3 Items to Cart. He lists out the many cliches, outdated expressions, indianisms and inaccuracies that characterise Indian Jndlish, and gives alternatives. Shylaja Uday rated it really liked it Nov 13, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Preethis7 rated it liked it Apr 01, Trivia About Indlish ; The Boo Read more Read less. Audible Download Audio Books. 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. February 6, Sanyal generalises too much, painting all journalists with the same red pencil.

Apurva rated it liked it Oct 30, Jul 24, Abhinav Neelam rated it it was ok. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sumit rated it liked it Jul 19, Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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