Title, Manual of English Grammar and Composition. Author, J. C. Nesfield. Edition, revised. Publisher, Macmillan, Length, pages. Export Citation . John Collinson Nesfield (14 August – 28 June ) served in various roles as an educator in British India and was for some time curate of St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London. He wrote numerous books, of which his works on grammar were particularly Nesfield’s English Grammar: Past and Present was originally written for the. : Manual of English Grammar and Composition: Book is in fair condition. Obviously an old book that has had some wear and tear to the cover.

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Educational and Professional Books. It has been 10 years when I got this book on my birthday as present when I was in 8th standardevery teacher used to recommend this book as reference grammar book. Nesfield died in This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat A must buy for those who want to hone their skills in English. Anthropologist Ellen Bal notes that. Past and Present that “it is not quite easy to see how its wordiness, lack of clear structure, mixture of synchronic description and diachronic explanation and often unclear definitions gave the book the immense impact it had”.

He wrote numerous books, of which his works on grammar were particularly influential. According to Nesfield, society there was less governed by ideas of caste based on varna and instead was more open and fluid.

Learning the correct usage of grammar is absolutely essential in today’s world and this book helps ensure this in different ways. Retrieved from ” https: It was eventually agreed that he had acted under the instructions of White, had done so at his own risk, and was providing a much-needed service.


Book is useful when the key is provided. Add 3 Items to Cart. John Nesfield was born in and was the son of a cleric from WiltshireEngland. Excellent, very helpful book for learning English grammar. Certified BuyerBankura.

It was later expanded to appeal to students in Britain as well, from young men preparing for various professional examinations to students in “Ladies’ Colleges”.

In fact, it works as a grammaf of Eng grammar.

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Those who are preparing for competitive examinations ought to keep this. Education was particularly poorly developed in the North-Western Provinces and in he asked the province’s Education Commission “what hope is there of reaching the heart or brain of a man who is educated at a cost of four rupees a year?

Issues of promotion were not the only thing about which Nesfield complained during his time in India. He argued that social ranking was a matter of purity of blood, with the communities of pure Aryan and pure aboriginal stock at top and bottom respectively.

Like Denzil Ibbetsonan administrator of the British RajNesfield believed that the society of the North-Western Provinces in British India did not permit the rigid imposition of an administratively-defined caste construct as Herbert Hope Risley advocated.

Spottiswoode, Whitehead, CliveColonial Educators: Caste designators, such as Jat and Rajputwere status-based titles to which any tribe that rose to social prominence could lay a claim, and which could be dismissed by their peers if they declined. Nesfield denied any general difference between so-called Aryan and aboriginal blood, arguing that Aryan blood had been mixed with the indigenous by the time the caste system evolved.


The debate about caste reflected the contemporary debate around topics such as scientific racism and the Aryan invasion theory. Didn’t get the right answer you were looking for Post your question. He gave the copyrights to a publisher in London after retiring.

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Views Read Edit View history. Enflish other projects Wikisource. Latest updates on grammar and language usage make it handier for both high school frammar competitive examinations. Certified BuyerBongaon. He joined the inspectorate there in the following year and in was passed over for promotion to become the province’s DPI when, as was not uncommon, the government determined to prefer Edmund Gtammar, who was a member of the Indian Civil Serviceto an educator.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Safe and Secure Payments. I feel this is a must in every person’s rack. Easy to follow and grasp the topics. Highgate School Register 4th ed. There had been investigations regarding whether many of the English and vernacular textbooks prescribed for use in schools of the North-Western Provinces had been contrived so as to provide him with a monopoly on publication.

The author has been heap praised by people globally. Certified BuyerPatna District. This is an excellent reference book for grammar and composition for nesfiled students and teachers of English language.

Certified BuyerErattupetta. This is the most stupendous and supercalifragilisticexpialiodocious book I have ever read. Collins Pocket Dictionary And Grammar.