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Hanklyn Janklin: A Strangers Rumble Tumble Guide To Some Words, Customs, And Quiddities, Indian And Indo British Nigel Hankin

Hanklyn Janklin: A Strangers Rumble Tumble Guide To Some Words, Customs, And Quiddities, Indian And Indo British

Nigel Hankin

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ISBN : 9788186558065
Hardcover
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In the tradition of Hobson-Jobson, this dictionary contains Indo-English idioms and English words derived from Hindi. It serves as both a reference book and an interesting cultural examination of language and the postcolonial relationship between theMoreIn the tradition of Hobson-Jobson, this dictionary contains Indo-English idioms and English words derived from Hindi. It serves as both a reference book and an interesting cultural examination of language and the postcolonial relationship between the British and Indians. Such words as dungaree, chintz, and lacquer are revealed as having a Hindi origin. Also included are entries on words tied to Hinduism such as guru, gherao, nirvana, asana, avatar, and mantra.