Bijay Kant Dubey

Indian English

Indian English,
The Biharis speaking,
The Bengalis speaking,
The Oriyas speaking,
The Tamils speaking,
The Telegus speaking,
The Malyalese speaking.

Indian English
Sounding strange
Just like an Indian variety
In idiosyncrasy and nuances,
Appearing to be an Indic language
Rather than English.

The Maharashtrians speaking,
The Gujaratis speaking,
The Punjabis speaking,
The haryanvis speaking,
The Bihari Bhojpurians speaking.

The tribals too speaking,
Making it turn into a tribal dialect,
exotic and alien,
But English is English,
Its gene English and European,
A foreigner girl in India
With Namaste
And the folded hands.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Topic of this poem: art

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  • Gold Star - 13,276 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/8/2014 11:22:00 AM)

    English in Indian accent sounds strange........pitch, length, loudness, articulation all look strange but beautiful......
    as it is a language of Britishers gifted to us while leaving our country........and this has been treasured, cultured,
    cultivated in our own way keeping its basics at the same time.................a brilliant piece.......... (Report) Reply

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