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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...

  • 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...

  • The Hagiographies of Anantadasby Winnand Callewaert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This critical study of Anantadas 'biographies' of 15th and 16th century bhakti poets gives a broad spectrum of the linguistic and morphlogical variants and reveals the process of oral and scribal transmission which allowed sectarian interests to appropriate certain poets and change their 'biographies' accordingly. more...

  • Colloquial Hindiby Tej K Bhatia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Feminine Sentencesby Janet Wolff

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    This new book integrates material drawn from a variety of sources - feminist theory, cultural and literary analysis, sociology and art history - in an original discussion of women's relationship to modern and post-modern culture. The essays in the book challenge the continuing separation of sociological from textual analysis in cultural (and feminist)... more...

  • The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Readerby Naresh Sharma; Tej K. Bhatia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader is a comprehensive reader which provides a structured language teaching resource that is enjoyable and stimulating for learners, but that also provides meaningful cultural contexts. more...