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Shashi Tharoor on Hinglish and How He Thinks He Coined ‘Preponed’

Shashi Tharoor thinks he coined one of the most popularly used ‘Indianisms.’

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Speaking of colonial legacies in India, language has been turned on its head in a wonderful way that we have made our own.

Indian English is a dynamic body of language on its own, and if nothing else, has enriched the English language further.

During an interview on his new book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India,’ we asked Shashi Tharoor if he happens to use ‘Hinglish’ (Hindi + English) phrases too, and he turned around and said he thinks he coined one of the most used ‘Indianisms.’

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