The Story of English in India

The Story of English in India

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With Globalization, English Has Become An Economic Necessity And Indians Have Realized That They Have The English Advantage Over Many Other Countries Like China And Japan. India Has Shed Its Colonial Complexes Towards English And Has Come To Terms With The Language; Indians Have Separated The English Language From The English. The Story Of English In India Presents Historical Facts In A Socio-Cultural Framework. The Book Is A Must For All Teachers And Students Of English; It Will Be Useful For All Those Interested In The Politics Of Language And Education In India. Key Issues Discussed: - Are We Indebted To The British For Introducing English In India? - What Was The Role Of English During India'S Struggle For Freedom? - Has English United India? - Has English Divided India Into Two - The English Knowing Classes Who Govern And The Non-English Knowing Masses Who Are Governed? - Will English Ever Become An Indian Tongue Spoken In The Great Indian Language Bazaar? - What Will Be The Future Of Major Indian Languages In The Wake Of The English Onslaught? Will It End In Linguistic Imperialism And Cultural Colonialism?English should not be taught as a language until the learner had received a thorough grounding in his/her first language. ... be introduced as the medium of instruction only when the learner was able to understand what is taught in English. ... The study of the vernacular was allowed in the initial stages and only after three or four years of schooling in the mother tongue, was English taught as a language.

Title:The Story of English in India
Author:N. Krishnaswamy, Lalitha Krishnaswamy
Publisher:Foundation Books - 2006-01


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