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  • Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi Syntaxby Rajesh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause structure of Hindi and locates the syntactic position of sentential negatives as well as constituent negatives within the structure. It is argued that sentential negative in Hindi negation marker heads its own maximal projection, NegP,... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Kabir; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; Wendy Doniger

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    A New York Review Books Original Transcending divisions of creed, challenging social distinctions of all sorts, and celebrating individual unity with the divine, the poetry of Kabir is one of passion and paradox, of mind-bending riddles and exultant riffs. These new translations by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India?s finest contemporary poets,... more...

  • Madhumalatiby Aditya Behl; Simon Weightman; Simon Manjhan

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    The mystical romance Madhumalati tells the story of a prince, Manohar, and his love for the beautiful princess Madhumalati. When they are separated they have to endure suffering, adventure, and transformation before they can be reunited and experience true happiness. A delightful love story, the poem is also rich in mystical symbolism and the story... more...

  • Urdu Literary Cultureby Mehr Afshan Farooqi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    The book examines the impact of political circumstances on vernacular (Urdu) literary culture through an in-depth study of the writings of Muhammad Hasan Askari (1919 -78), Urdu's first and finest literary critic. Conceptually, the book melds the perspectives of literary studies and history since Askari's life was lived at the crossroads of early nation... more...

  • Islam and Open Society Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbalby Souleymane Bachir Diagne

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 22.95

    In the atmosphere of suspicion and anger that characterizes our time, it is a joy to hear the voice of Iqbal, both passionate and serene. It is the voice of a soul that is deeply anchored in the Quranic Revelation, and precisely for that reason, open to all the other voices, seeking in them the path of his own fidelity. It is the voice of a man who... more...

  • Working Memory and Language Processingby Susan E. Gathercole; Alan D. Baddeley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This book evaluates the involvement of working memory in five central aspects of language processing: vocabulary acquisition, speech production, reading development, skilled reading, and comprehension. The authors draw upon experimental, neuropsychological and developmental evidence in a wide-ranging evaluation of the contribution of two components... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hindi Dalit Literature and Politics of Representationby Sarah Beth Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    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...