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English in the Dalit Context

By: Alladi Uma, K. Suneetha Rani & D. Murali Manohar (Eds)

Price: $12.58

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101799

ISBN: 8125055193

Condition: New


Language does not confine itself to communication alone. It gets closely connected with politics, be it cultural, identity, or international politics. This becomes all the more true in the case of languages that were imported and imposed by colonial powers, and admired and followed by the colonised as the rulers’ language. English in the Dalit Context is set against this backdrop of the politics surrounding English in India. The volume, a collection of 15 essays, brings to the fore a multiplicity of views expressed by Dalit intellectuals and activists on ‘English’ in all its different s... View more info

English in the Dalit Context

By: Alladi Uma, K. Suneetha Rani & D. Murali Manohar (Eds)

Price: $7.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112287

ISBN: 8125064222

Condition: New


Language does not confine itself to communication alone. It gets closely connected with politics, be it cultural, identity, or international politics. This becomes all the more true in the case of languages that were imported and imposed by colonial powers, and admired and followed by the colonised as the rulers’ language. In India, English has always been an issue of political discourse, be it in pre-independent, postcolonial or globalised India. For the privileged class, English is either a language of achievement or one choice among many other languages. However, for disadvantaged and mar... View more info