English & Cultural Identity

A post-colonial debate rages… in African countries, in India… what role does the English language have in perpetuating a country’s colonial inferiority complex and dividing class?

English is a pair of shoes you wear on some occasions… “When you are bilingual, each language must be assigned a function…”

MEET THE WRITER ‘Indians writing in English cannot come close to Manto, Premchand or Bibhutibhushan’ An argument with Jnanpith winner Bhalchandra Nemade on the limitations and inevitable failure of Indian writing in English. Devapriya Roy  · Mar 22, 2015 · 11:30 am Photo Credit: Gitanjali Chatterjee Earlier this year, the noted Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade … Continue reading English is a pair of shoes you wear on some occasions… “When you are bilingual, each language must be assigned a function…”

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