When India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh recalled, during a lecture at Oxford University in 2005, the legacies that his country had inherited from British rule, he placed the English language and the education system above all others. This, notes the Guardian, was a direct challenge to a century of nationalist rhetoric that had characterised the language of the British Raj as an “enslaving tool” imposed by colonisers. This view is now changing in the country.
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