English: The Language of Mankind

The English language was developed from an European language 'Latin'. The Latin language itself originated from Sanskrit, which is the mother of all the languages. Later, English was advanced by the natives of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. During the early periods, Gothic English was written and spoken. Modern English is spoken by people all around the world, though it has been modified over the years.

English is an easy language and is understood well by the people all around the world. The language is easy and has developed into one of the most important languages in the entire world. All the technological data, text, fine works of literature, computer programs, novels, and chronological anecdotes have been written in or translated into English. Therefore, the English language has led to globalization.

In India, the English language has developed into a very important language next to Hindi, our national language. There are many languages spoken in India but English provides a common platform in which everybody can converse easily many nationalists and leaders of India tried to get rid of its influence on our masses.

However, English continues to regulate all the sections of people as it is the most widely read and understood language in cities, business circles, and educational institutes. There is no harm in accepting it as a significant instrument of our economic and social triumph. We can easily exchange all types of important information through this language. Further. Internet and operations of private sector firms are controlled by this wonderful language.

In India, South Indian people have a preference for their own local languages. Thus acceptance of the English language becomes a problem over there as they are not ready to acknowledge even Hindi as one of the languages. Though English is an alien language but it is essential for success in today's lifestyle. It is a social platform for international trade. We know very well that English will help in the economic growth and in the social revolution of India.

Our society is known for assimilating foreign languages and cultures. If we keep ourselves in an isolated corner of the world by developing discrimination against English, we are likely to neglect our prosperity and universal position.

In the UNO, several languages, besides Arabic, Hindi, French and Persian, have been acknowledged but English is spoken by the majority of the delegates. All the nations of the world have accepted it as a worldwide medium for business, communication, global relationships, and interactions. 

The English language has some drawbacks as well. The grammar is difficult to understand. Moreover, Americans speak in a language that is rather different from British English. India in the past was a British colony and of course, British English is used widely.

But most of the global trade dealings, business interactions, political dialogues, and personal interactions are done in American English. In public schools which are run by the Government, English is taught from Standard VI onwards. Whereas in most of the private schools and colleges, English is taught from day one. The entire syllabus of medical sciences, engineering, social sciences, and art streams has been planned in English. Our educationists do not contradict the fact that the English language has worn our cultural base, which was quite rich. But this modification cannot be overturned and we have to tolerate the ill-effects and educational alterations brought in by this unique language.

The Germans, Japanese, and Chinese adore their mother tongues. They have their own languages for all the business dealings. They do not like to talk in English, as most Indian people do. This national pride gives them a sense of individuality. Many students put in their effort for hours in order to learn the English language.

It is not difficult to build up practically good expertise in this language but the reader has to practice it over a period of time. They should regularly read the newspapers, books, novels, and textbooks including grammar books. In addition, any language could be mastered if it is spoken every day.

Some of the famous English novel writers from India are Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Arundhati Roy, and Jhumpa Lahiri who have considerably achieved success in this language. Vikram Seth is a famous English poet of India and Khushwant Singh is a world-famous columnist. Many authors, poets, and columnists of India are talented and convey themselves in the English language in a much better way. There are many advantages of writing in the English language as it provides a worldwide platform for authors and critics. That is why it has become the most accepted language of mankind.

But we must not forget to keep our own language and culture lively so that we might not become the slaves of an alien language. Indian languages and English can both help the Indian masses overcome the evils of illiteracy, social backwardness and help everyone become morally strong.