THE CHUTNIFICATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Keywords:chutnification, transcends, Indianisation, accepted
The legacy of English language has taken India to global heights in world economy and has brought laurels to the brilliance of the Indian genius which is dominating every aspect of the global hurricane of economic liberalization, westernization and the proliferation of new information technologies. While the English language has largely contributed to India’s new international status the reversal in the fortunes of the language too is witnessed by the country. Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children”, a post-colonial novel has attracted the attention of many critics for its remarkable use of language and the blending of history and story. The writer’s use of the expression “Chutnification” epitomizes his use of language in the novel. He has created a language of his own that transcends any English that has been spiced with Indian words and expressions. Since then the plethora of writers adopted this in their works contributing in Indianisation of the English language. Besides, this is widely accepted in day to day conversation.
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