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  • I Too Have Some Dreamsby A. Sean Pue

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed?s poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty... more...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • Colloquial Urduby Tej K Bhatia; Ashok Koul

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Kabir; Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 5.99

    Kabir was an Indian poet in the 15th century. Songs of Kabir is the collection of his poetry, which first became accessible to the West in 1915. His deeply mystical poetry transcends specific religious ideology, and has thus touched a wide range of audiences. more...

  • Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representationby Sarah Beth Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the... more...

  • Say to the Sun, "Don't Rise," and to the Moon, "Don't Set"by Anne Feldhaus; Ramdas Atkar; Rajaram Zagade

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 98.99

    Pastoralist traditions have long been extraordinarily important to the social, economic, political, and cultural life of western India. The Marathi-language oral literature of the Dhangar shepherds is not only one of the most important elements of the traditional cultural life of its region, but also a treasure of world literature. This volume presents... more...

  • Sinhalaby Dileep Chandralal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue of over 70% of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Although... more...

  • Hindiby Yamuna Kachru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This book presents the structure of Hindi keeping in view the sociolinguistic context of language use. It includes descriptions of sounds, devices of word formation, rules of phrase and sentence construction and conventions of language use in spoken and written texts incorporating the insights gained by application of recent linguistic theories. The... more...

  • Marathiby Ramesh Vaman Dhongde; Kashi Wali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official language of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Father Thomas Stephens, the first English traveler to Goa, a pioneer linguist, wrote Christa Puran in Marathi (1616) and Arte da Lingoa Canarim in Portuguese, printed in (1640). The latter is a grammar of Konkani, a language closely related to Marathi. It... more...

  • Romani in Contactby Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    A language of Indic origin heavily infuenced by European idioms for many centuries now, Romani provides an interesting experimental field for students of language contact, linguistic minorities, standardization, and typology. Approaching the language via its ever-surfacing character as a language in contact, the volume gives expression to part of the... more...