Yet, a formula should be evolved such that English is taught in schools and colleges but not at the cost of Indian languages.The teaching of English cannot and should not be dispensed with.Alongside a discussion of these wider debates, Appadurai situates India at the heart of his work, offering writing based on firsthand research among urban slum dwellers in Mumbai, in which he examines their struggle to achieve equity, recognition and self-governance in conditions of extreme inequality.
A very poor country as India is, it is very difficult to translate all the latest knowledge into national and regional languages.
Even if an effort is made in this respect, till the knowledge concerned is translated, the theory has since changed meanwhile. were greatly influenced by western political thought on freedom through a study of English philosophers, thinkers and poets.
Short essay on The Future of English in India (free to read).
Many people think that the teaching of English is playing havoc with our native regional languages.
Current and future education students were asked to describe their motivation; what inspires them to succeed at their teacher training studies.
Here's a collection of short essays by aspiring teachers.
For anyone interested in understanding the spirit of modern capitalism, this is the book to read.”– Henrietta L.
Moore, University of Cambridge“One of the most original thinkers of our global present, Arjun Appadurai shines a brilliant new light on the everyday processes of risk, prediction, design and violence that allow us to partake of urban life from Mumbai to New York.
And yet, no matter what differences these students bring to the table, their uniqueness flows throughout the classroom in such a positive energy that embraces, respects, and promotes learning.
This is the goal I am working towards; the goal of inspiring our youth to become self-advocates for their learning.