By Braj Kachru
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The following table shows the number of English newspapers by type (periodicity), and percentage of the total. 49% Annual Total All these vehicles of information are primarily managed by Indians and most written in various varieties of educated South Asian English. Furthermore, the initiatives in planning, administration, and funding for the acquisition and spread of English are largely in the hands of Asians for whom English is an additional language. And, finally, there is the inevitable formation of ideology in and through the English language.
The Hindustan Times, printed in seven cities, ‘was the largest circulated single edition newspaper’ with 847,306 copies; The Hindu, 16 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon printed in nine cities, with 779,851 copies; Ananda Bazar Patrika, a Bengali daily (Kolkata) was third with 754,348 copies; and The Times of India was ‘the largest circulated multi-edition’ daily with 1,687,099 copies, and with several editions from seven cities. The following table shows the number of English newspapers by type (periodicity), and percentage of the total.
Kachru, 1996b). Lévi-Strauss, (cited in Eribon, 1991: 141) warns us about the power of myths when he says that ‘a myth offers us a grid’, and it is the grid that: 18 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon ... makes it possible to decipher a meaning, not of the myth itself but of all the rest-images of the world, of society, of history, that hover on the threshold of consciousness, with the questions men ask about them. The matrix of intelligibility makes it possible to combine them all into a coherent whole (cited in Eribon 1991:141).
Asian Englishes : beyond the canon by Braj Kachru