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Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani languages and literatures

  • Hindi: An Essential Grammarby Rama Kant Agnihotri

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This text provides a reader-friendly guide to the structural patterns of modern standard Hindi. Ideal for both independent learners and classroom students alike, this book covers the essentials of Hindi grammar in readable, jargon-free sections. Key features include: sections on the speech sounds of Hindi detailed analysis of Hindi sentence structure... more...

  • Madhumalatiby Aditya Behl; Simon Weightman; Manjhan

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    The only available translation into English of this beautiful and spiritual classic of Sufi Literature. The Madhumalati dates from the 16th century Indian Islamic tradition. It is both a love story and a religious guide. This is a stunning translation into English verse of this Eastern Hindi poem - this edition includes an incisive and informative... more...

  • Colloquial Hindiby Tej K Bhatia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Hindi as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to... more...

  • Colloquial Urduby Tej K Bhatia; Ashok Koul

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Hagiographies of Anantadasby Winnand Callewaert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Anantadas is the first 'biographer' who, around 1600, wrote about the most popular bhakti poets of the 15th and 16th centuries in Northern India. This critical study of these manuscripts yields a broad spectrum of the linguistic and morphological variants. It also reveals the processes of oral and scribal transmission during this time when sectarian... more...

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

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90

    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...

  • Urdu Literary Cultureby Mehr Afshan Farooqi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Working Memory and Languageby 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...

  • The Bijak of Kabirby Linda Hess; Shukdev Singh

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense,... more...