Thursday, March 25, 2010

"English is not a patent property"

"English Language is nobody’s patented property in today's world. Indian English is come to stay and we should not be apologetic about our views and ideas", said Prof. Abhay Maurya, Vice-Chancellor, English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad today at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU).

He was addressing the inaugural session of the 2-day National Conference on “New Perspectives in Non-Native Literatures in English” being organized by the Dept. of English. Describing English as a Universal Language, he said, "This is the one area where India could be regarded ahead of China. Our new generation is well equipped with this language. English studies in India has tremendous potential. It is no more a liability."

Speaking about the theme of the conference he said, Indian English literature is of late got diverted and being dominated by the concerns faced by its diaspora which may not be important for the most of the Indian readership.

Full report here 

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