It is believed that English was introduced in India by the British in 1835 to further their interest. Little did anyone think at that time that one day it would become a craze in India. Following years witnessed the roots of English being firmly established here.
The process of globalization, which started in 1991, provided an impetus to the growth of English. Multinational companies started coming in and they needed English speaking professionals. Besides this companies in Western world started offshoring their business to reduce cost. Consequently Call Centers made an entry in India. Gradually India emerged as a giant in providing software and outsourcing services to the rest of the world. Major chunk of this success belongs to English ,which gave us an upper hand to compete with other contenders. In a nutshell , English has been a blessing in disguise for us.