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GOOD ENGLISH : GETTING IT RIGHT

by J.C.AJMANI

  • Category Reference
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 340 pages
  3. Date: 2011

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Here’s the blurb: This book is not ponderous, heavy-going stuff typical of its genre. It can almost be read like a gripping tale. Written in simple, clear, concise, crisp prose, laced with wit and wisdom, it opens a window onto the awesome richness, beauty and music of the English language. It will prove to be of inestimable value for anyone to become a master, and not a victim, of English.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Born in Shimla into a middle-class family notable for breeding educationists and civil servants. Educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Brasenose College, Oxford. Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1952. During a career spanning 36 years, served as Ambassador to Germany, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and as High Commissioner to Australia. Also had a stint as Dean of the Foreign Service (Training) Institute. Since 1994, working as Adviser to Child Education Society, Delhi, the apex body of nineteen educational institutions with a student enrolment of over 27,000. As educationist, one of his passions has been to try to do his bit to plug yawning gaps in Indian education. He believes that poor foundation in the English language and lack of grasp of basic concept