Features of Indian English:
Indian English or South Asian English comprises several dialects or varieties of English spoken
primarily in the Indian subcontinent. These dialects evolved during and after the colonial rule ofBritain in India. English is one of the official languages of India, with about ninety millionspeakers according to the 1991 Census of India. Fewer than a quarter of a million people speakEnglish as their first language.[1] With the exception of some families who communicateprimarily in English, as well as members of the relatively small Anglo-Indian communitynumbering less than half a million, speakers of Indian English use it as a second or thirdlanguage, after their indigenous Indian language(s), such as, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi,Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Oriya, Gorkhali, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Sindhi, Maithili,Pushto, Balochi etc.[2]. Several idiomatic forms, derived from Indian literary and vernacular
language, also have made their way into Indian EnglishEng NOTES (1,2,3,5 units).pdf