SOUTH ASIAN ENGLISH: A STUDY INTO LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE By Mitul Trivedi[1]

Abstract

The label ‘South Asian English’ is a cover term for English language in use in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Though English language has various varieties and sub-varieties within this subcontinent, a singular reference, South Asian English, could be used for a number of reasons. The region of South Asia consists of geographically contiguous countries or nearby islands. Each region constituting South Asia shares certain collective privileges : they are primarily multilingual, multiethnic and multicultural; they share, except Nepal and Bhutan, a collective experience of colonization by the same colonizer, who imposed, along with many other forms, the colonization through its language; they share and belong to the same historical tradition that has shaped a unified collective psychology and perspectives.

These collective privileges that the South Asian countries share have subtly influence the use of English language in creative and the linguistic experiments in literary construction, it is observed, lead to the collective ideology of representation.

[1] Independent Scholar, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

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