Title Hanklyn-Janklyn: A Rumble-Tumble Guide to Some Words, Customs, and Quiddities Indian and Indo-British
Book Condition Used: Good
Size 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)
Publisher India Research Press 2008-02-17
8187943041 / 9788187943044
Seller ID 103515
Illustrated in monochrome. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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 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.