Friday, June 20, 2008

Indian Newspaper's Crusade to Destroy English

The Business Standard [India]
21 June 2008

Bengal won't budge

Sunanda K Datta-Ray / New Delhi June 21, 2008

[...] It's like that famous, and no doubt apocryphal, story about Tushar Kanti Ghosh, the legendary owner-editor of the sadly defunct Amrita Bazar Patrika. Some years before Independence, Ghosh was reportedly asked at a Rotary meeting why his paper's English was so atrocious. Quite unfazed, the veteran replied, "The English are our enemy. We can't hurt them in any other way. So, the Patrika is doing its best to destroy their language." [...]