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Entry from Backside Only: Hazaar Fundas of Indian-English

Price : $9.75
ISBN # : 9788129123770
Author : Binoo K. John
pages: 232
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Published : 2013

A classic bestseller, revised and updated, this book is a charming history of the evolution of Indian-English and the changing social ambitions and aspirations that have shaped it.

There is a strange beast that stalks the countryside. It is brash, it is aggressive, it defies all laws of grammar and common sense. It is the beast called Indian-English and it is everywhere. From the litterateur of the Raj to the Nehruvian missivist and entrepreneurial quack of the last century to the Internet warrior and Bollywood lyricist of today, almost everyone has adopted English as his or her lingua franca and adapted, assaulted and recreated it to suit individual purposes. For, as this book argues, the belief runs strong that there can be no social advancement without wielding the glittering sword of English.

In Entry from Backside Only, Binoo K. John takes the reader on a delightful journey through the quirks and complexities of the subcontinent s love affair with the language.

First published in 2007, Entry from Backside Only became an instant bestseller and continues to remain of interest to readers.

This revised and updated edition includes new chapters that discuss contemporary trends in Indian-English, including phrases made popular by usage on online such as Twitter and Facebook and web portals.

Witty, informative and entertaining, Entry from Backside Only is a comprehensive account of the growth of English in India and will be of interest to not only general readers and people who are interested in popular culture but also language scholars and academics.

Author Bio: BINOO K. JOHN is a senior journalist based in New Delhi. He is the founder and director of the Kovalam Literary Festival and owns the bookselling portal. His other books include the critically acclaimed Under a Cloud: Life in Cherrapunji, the Wettest Place on Earth (2004), Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years after Vasco Da Gama (1999) and the novel The Last Song of Savio de Souza (2011).

Review: Invalid input characters filtered from this field A wonderfully charming and informative book... Savour the sorry and soaring love affair between India and English.

Source: Tarun J. Tejpal

Review: Invalid input characters filtered from this field With a journalist s flair for combining information with easy readability, John provides sharp, cheeky insights...'

Source: Manjula Padmanabhan, Outlook

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 07 January, 2013.

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