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Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani languages and literatures

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Complete Urdu Beginner to Intermediate Course: Book: Newby David Matthews; Sim Dalvi; Cecilia Bembibre; Mohammed Ka

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 37.00

    Complete Urdu is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This book is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781444195965). The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and... more...

  • Feminine Sentencesby Janet Wolff

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    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 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...

  • Hindiby Yamuna Kachru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    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...

  • Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genreby Lalita du Perron

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a major genre of Hindustani music, from a primarily linguistic... more...