28 April 2015
English language is killing Indian society slowly
Many talks but no action is a failure.
If you tell the people, especially in Malaysia, that 75% of the people in the world do not speak a word of English, and the British want to learn foreign language, they don't believe it at all.
This scenario would be probably similar in India.
UNESCO adopted Esperanto as to protect the languages from dying but most Malaysians as well as Indians see nothing vital as both countries were colonised by British and the British government insisted in learning English before and after independence.
Esperanto has 1 million new learners each year, why you want to spend 3200 hours in learning English but not wanting to learn Esperanto which requires less than 200 hours.
The New York Times can publish more of these kinds of articles to get sympatise from the reader. If your organisation really wants to help the language from dying, tell the American government to return to teaching foreign languages, the best is Esperanto in the schools.
Then she makes a dire prediction: “At the rate we are going, all Indian languages will die.”