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Indian English

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The variety of English spoken in India and by members of the Indian diaspora elsewhere in the world is known as Indian English.

History

  • English began to be taught in India during the rule of the East India Company in the 1830՚s. In the year 1835, Persian was replaced by English as the Company՚s official language. Lord Macaulay supported the introduction of the English, as well as Western concepts, in Indian schools. Due to his policies, schools across India adopted English as their medium of instruction, and English-speaking Indians were appointed as teachers. Additionally, in the year 1857, univers…

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Indian English Literature

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Introduction

  • This refers to the body of literature composed by Indian writers in the English language. Some of the first important writers of Indian English literature include authors such as Henry Vivian Louis Derozio, Rabindranath Tagore, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, and Sri Aurobindo Ghosh.
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