English and its influence on our national priorities – Aakar Patel

By October 2, 2016videos page

The Talk

We are the only major nation whose elite speaks a foreign language as their primary medium. How has this affected the way in which this nation determines and acts on its priorities? At Manthan Samvaad 2016 Aakar Patel talked about English and its influence on our national priorities.

Aakar Patel , ED, Amnesty International India, Columnist

Mr Aakar Patel is a writer and columnist based in Bangalore. Why I Write, Patel’s book translating Saadat Hasan Manto’s non-fiction from Urdu to English was published in 2014. He has also translated the writing of India’s prime minister Narendra Modi from Gujarati. Patel’s book on India’s culture, Low Trust Society,  published in 2015. He is a former newspaper editor and has worked at publications across India.

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