There used to be a feeling about English language Teaching in India a decade and half back that it was uncritically anglicized. Literature teachers from other universities particularly those who were fascinated by postcolonial and postmodernism felt that every one in the discipline thought the same way and was highly anglicized. However, things have already been started changing and the time I joined as teacher.
Perhaps, these changes might have made me look ELT from a different perspective.
Though I learned the rudiments of ELT theories and basics sincerely, I was not taken away by the ideological sway of Anglo-centric, market oriented approach but wanted to base English Language Teaching in our indigenous local contexts realizing that it has an empowering aspect and be a liberating force for the underprivileged.
Hence I learned and taught things that suited my interests and (stated)ideology. I went deeper into the areas of English in Multilingual Contexts, English in Academic Contexts and Language through Literature. I researched, guided research projects and published articles in different journals on these subjects. The essays present in the book are my reflections on the three areas of ELT I feel that they are different and distinct. They are not intended to contest the established ideology but show certain possibilities that were not given serious thoughts in Indian contexts earlier. I hope that they will act as catalysts and show ways and dimensions for future research.