knowing of English. The varieties of English comes across in India and the globe; man is considered to be distinct variants of the language. The importance of English gradually has increased in the business, education policies and so on. English is enjoying its privilege in the world business. To know the developments across the world, English is only the medium of communication, publication, and culture. English is a second language in India, and as such, it is widely used in the media, education,
1.1 INTRODUCTION “Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Knowledge is a penetrator of darkness which leads people safely through the dark alleys of selfishness and sin, that they may not be blinded by the dazzling luster of greed. Knowledge is the only mighty thing shines bright, flourishes by sharing, and expands by explaining, piles up by stagnation or giving up sharing.
English language has believed to be imported from its colonisers who ruled this country and the main objective was to popularise European culture and science and further to consolidate the position of the British Raj in India. However, nowadays it is no longer remains the language of natives but has acquired the status of “World Englishes”. Globalisation has become an important need of time which is affecting the world in this new era by making huge changes in the social, political, economic and
Madras came into existence. In spite of the Anglicist-Orientalist debate, English gradually became the language of government and education. It was toward the early 20th century, many movements began to advocate for the growth of vernaculars as the medium of education, like Swadeshi Movement in Bengal in 1905: the Calcutta University Commission advocating for stronger education in native language (Shah, 2012)…. there is something unsound in a system of education which leaves a young man, at the conclusion
India is a country with a rich history of various rulers, and dynasties. The 17th century was the begin of a new era of colonialism within India. With diminishing power if the Mogul empire in India, European powers that were active in trade. Such as the British East India Company and the French East India Company made use of political diplomacy between the various Indian Nawaab’s (Governor’s of the Mogul empire) and Maharajas (Hindu kings) to expand there trading power/influence over India, which
English: The Global Language Globalisation and the dominance of English as well as the iconic value of English as a sign of modernisation raise many questions for those engaged in language policy and in the management of language education. The aim of this research is to bring together a range of cultural, commercial, linguistic and educational environments with their perceptions regarding these issues. There is little doubt that English has acquired a status of lingua franca. This is largely a consequence
the plight of Indian languages and will not let them continue to be languished and disregarded by the regulators and policy makers of higher education. As we all know, despite having rich literary and cultural heritage all the Indian languages listed in 8th schedule of the constitution of India are in a pathetic condition as far as today’s higher education is concern. This has happened only because we promoted English in higher education at the expense of regional languages. We miserably failed
India, known as being the world’s biggest democracy today was a far cry from being a democracy in 1947. Plagued with social and economic problems due to the numerous years of exploitation by the British colonialists and the recent partition, India’s image was painted with growing communalism, poverty, casteism and feudalism. Few famous personalities come to mind when the dominion was gaining its independence from the British; Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Governor-General of the Union