Title

English education in the Indian multi-lingual classroom

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Publication Date

6-1-2015

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

282

Last Page

288

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

The paper gives an overview of the situation of the Indian higher education classroom post-1835 with a special focus on the use of English. It analyses the social and intellectual consequences of the ‘lack of English’, and through engagement with two case studies involving Kannada and Hindi reflects on the problems surrounding higher education resources in Indian languages. The paper concludes by offering a roadmap for a much-needed intervention in the sector, an intervention that—by addressing the Indian-language issue—could well transform the space of higher education itself.

DOI

10.1080/14649373.2015.1037085

Print ISSN

14649373

E-ISSN

14698447

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Recommended Citation

Niranjana, T. (2015). English education in the Indian multi-lingual classroom. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 16(2), 282-288. doi: 10.1080/14649373.2015.1037085