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Modern Indo-Aryan languages

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  • The Indo-Aryan Languagesby Danesh Jain; George Cardona

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 79.95

    The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least 700 million people throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium B.C. With texts in Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan and Modern Indo-Aryan, this... more...

  • The Slaying of Meghanadaby Michael Madhusudan Datta; Clinton B. Seely

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 92.99

    "The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton-but that is all bosh-nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I don't think it impossible to equal Virgil, Kalidasa, and Tasso." Michael Madhusudan Datta wrote this in a letter to a friend about his verse narrative, The... more...

  • Urdu/Hindiby Abdul Jamil Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.95

    Divide and Rule: the British imperial authorities in India declared that the Urdu spoken by the Muslims and the Hindi spoken by the Hindus were two distinct languages, but linguistic evolution theory and studies in fossil linguistics of the Middle East sh more...

  • Markedness and Language Changeby Viktor Elšik; Yaron Matras

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Early Women's Writings in Orissa, 1898 - 1950by Sachidananda Mohanty

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 71.95

    Based on archival research, this fascinating book brings together many of the neglected writings of Oriya women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sachidananda Mohanty focusses on a period when women’s writings dealt not only with questions of gender and identity but also with cultural, political and ideological issues of their times.... more...

  • Urdu: An Essential Grammarby Ruth Laila Schmidt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Urdu: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of the language as it is used by native speakers today. The complexities of Urdu are set out in short, readable sections. Explanations contain minimal jargon and emphasis has been placed on the aspects of Urdu that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking students.... more...

  • The Memory of Loveby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    Surdas is unarguably the best known poet in Vrajbhasha, the most widely understood of the medieval Hindi literary dialects. In this volume, Jack Hawley offers a selection of his charming translations of the most appealing of these poems, arranged according to such themes as "Krishna growing up," "the pangs and politics of love," and "The Ramayana." more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Kabir; Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    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...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...