In the present period of Globalization, English language has turned into an essential medium of communication amongst India and the world. English language has brilliant future in Modern India. English, as a language, must be studied in Free India.
The historical circumstances of India (having been ruled by the British for over two centuries) have given the Indians an easy access to mastering English language, and innumerable opportunities for advancement in the field of science and technology. Many Indians have become so skilled in English language and have won many international awards for creative and comparative literatures during the last few years. Sometime ago, an Indian author, Arundhati Roy, won the prestigious booker prize for her book “The God of Small Things”. Her book sold lakhs of copies all over the globe.
Globally Accepted : English language the way things are today is not the language of a specific people or specific nation; it has accepted an overall significance. It is a language, comprehended and spoken by more than half of the population on this planet. It could be said, English has turned into an International Language. It is spoken, comprehended, read and written in numerous nations of the world. Indeed, even today, English Language has invented an intellectual and social unification of the Indians living in north, south, east and west of the nation. ‘It is the best binding together connection between the Hindi-talking and non-Hindi talking individuals of India. A language attracts people because of the wealth of literature and knowledge enshrined in it. English poses no danger to Indian languages. The Indian languages are vibrant and are developing by the contributions of great minds using them as their vehicle of expression. English is available to us as a historical heritage in addition to our own language. We must make the best use of English to develop ourselves culturally and materially so that we can compete with the best in the world of mind and matter. English language is our window to the world.
Promotes communication with outside world : English language acts like a bridge between India and the outside world. Not only today but in the past also, the great Indian philosophers and spiritualists, similar to Swami Vivekananda and Swami Ram Tirath, glorified and celebrated India’s name and popularity in distant nations, similar to America and Canada by dint of their dominance of English language. The congress, amid the times of its battle for Independence, battled against the outsider rulers through English language.
Rich Treasure of Literature: English dialect contains the richest treasure of literature. English literature has had a noteworthy and progressively inventive effect on the Indian artistic convention. Tagore was profoundly enlivened by Shelley and Swinburne; Prem Chand was significantly impacted by Hardy, Bankim by Scott and Sarat by Dickens.
As a language for scientific and technological fields: Apart from its literary value English language is almost indispensable for higher scientific and technological studies. The University Grants Commission has aptly recommended to the Universities in India that scientific studies in the Indian colleges by conducted through English medium.
International Transactions: English language is the one of the most popular language which is employed all over the Globe for transaction of international trade. Apart from all these, we have sufficient ground for supporting the use of English for commercial and economic purposes in our country.
By and large, Standard English today does not rely on upon accent yet rather on shared educational experience, mainly of the printed language. Present day English is an enormously fluctuated language, having consumed material from numerous different languages. It is talked by more than 300 million local speakers, and somewhere around 400 and 800 million foreign speakers. It is the official language of air transport and delivering; the main language of science, innovation, PCs, and trade; and a noteworthy medium of training, distributing, and universal arrangement. For this reason, scholars frequently refer to its latest phase as World English.
Modern age, it must be remembered, has an international or cosmopolitan out-look. We have to evolve an international cosmopolitan culture, a wider and broader horizon of human civilization. For adapting ourselves to the changed world-picture and international urge, we must have a cosmic vision of life. We should not have any narrow prejudice in the context of learning foreign languages.