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English Vinglish and the Logic of Globalization

@inproceedings{Ghatage2019EnglishVA,
  title={English Vinglish and the Logic of Globalization},
  author={Rohan Ghatage},
  year={2019}
}
  • Rohan Ghatage
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • The 2012 Bollywood film English Vinglish wrestles with English’s status as a pre-eminent language within a globalized world. This conceit is focalized through the film’s protagonist, Shashi Godbole, whose inability to speak English attracts the scorn of her husband and daughter. After an exploration of the historical and contemporary forces responsible to English’s privileged position in India, I attend to the political implications of Shashi’s acquisition of English while on a trip to New York… CONTINUE READING

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