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Author Mehrotra, Raja Ram, 1936-

Title Indian English : texts and interpretation / Raja Ram Mehrotra
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 148 pages) : illustrations
Series Varieties of English around the world. Text series, 0172-7362 ; v. 7
Varieties of English around the world. Text series ; v. 7. 0172-7362
Contents INDIAN ENGLISH TEXTS AND INTERPRETATION; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1. English in India; 1.2. Indian English; 1.3. About the selection of texts in this volum; 2. LITERARY TEXTS; 1. Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan; 2. Raja Rao, Kanthapura; 3. Krishna Gorowara, "Indo-Anglians in Anglia"; 4. R. Parthasarathy, "What is Your Good Name, Please?"; 5. Nissim Ezekiel, "Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S."; 6. Kaiser Haq, "Civil Service Romance (For Nissim Ezekiel)"; 7. Shiv K. Kumar, "An Indian Mango Vendor."
Summary Indian English, or rather, the forms of English used in India, have long been a topic of interest for laymen and scholars. For generations, the 'exotic' nature of the transplanted language was commented on, often ridiculed as a matter of unintentional comic. It was only from the 1960s onwards that the local forms of English were recognized for what they are - adaptations of the world language to local needs, and varying to an enormous degree, depending on the speakers' (and writers') education and the uses they make of the language. This acknowledgement came mainly from abroad (and still does)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject English language -- India -- Texts.
English language -- India -- Discourse analysis.
Genre/Form Texts.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97050618
ISBN 9027275548 (electronic bk.)
9789027275547 (electronic bk.)