India has bought into the idea that progress is only possible with English medium studies. Engineering, medicine, law, High Courts function in India only in English resulting in the rush to English medium. The English Medium Myth dismantles this idea. People in the richest countries are studying sciences in their mother tongue. Numerous studies show that better science outcomes from students learning in the own language.
To take India on the next step to development, higher education needs to be broad-based and available in all Indian languages. The book contains specific policy proposals to make that a reality in a practical way and unleash India’s talent in a globalized world.
About the Author
Sankrant Sanu is an author, technologist and entrepreneur. He was a senior development manager at Microsoft where he co-founded Microsoft Sharepoint. Some of his essays were published by Rupa in the book ‘Invading the Sacred.’ He has written for Rediff, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Hindustan Times, Amar Ujala, Manushi and Seeking Alpha among others. Sankrant is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and The University of Texas at Austin. He holds six technology patents.
Rajiv Malhotra is an Indian-American researcher, writer, speaker and public intellectual on current affairs as they relate to civilizations, cross-cultural encounters, religion and science. Rajiv has conducted original research in a variety of fields and has influenced many other thinkers in India and the West. Rajiv is the author of Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines; and Indra’s Net: Defending Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity.
Carl Clemens is a software developer and architect who currently works in Seattle. His education includes a Masters in Public Policy and Administration. He has an interest in the philosophy of scence, religion, and general semantics. He is literate in English, Hindi, Urdu and Persian, and is a student of Sanskrit. He grew up in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Coimbatore.