Monday, February 06, 2012

From The Hindu, 06 February 2012

I often wonder why an American or British professor should be interested in what a college lecturer in Tamil Nadu r Gujarat does in Tamil or Gujarati literature. I see little sense in compulsorily sending our PhD theses to foreign examiners, most of whom have no interest in what we do.

Most English professors do not recognise the authenticity of what we practise as Indian English writing. We, in India, proudly mention foreigners in our research papers but how often do they refer to our work done here?


(From: Letters to the Editor column, The Hindu,  February 6, 2012)