From the New York Review of Books
I always thought that having English as the lingua franca was a good way of keeping a lid on Hindi chauvinism.
English still has the huge advantage of being the lingua franca of India, all of its competitors being regional. I can’t see it losing its status any time soon.
Thanks for sharing that Dave. I found the article interesting, probably because I now have a son-in-law who is Indian.
Yes, thanks for posting it. It’s good that local-language publishing is expanding, but that doesn’t mean English is going anywhere; it’s needed as the only national language.
I wonder if the increase in local-language editions is more attributable to the fact that modern technology makes it much cheaper and easier to publish in multiple languages?
No matter how cheap it is to publish, there still have to be buyers or you’re wasting your money.