Hanklyn-Janklyn: A Rumble-Tumble Guide to Some Words, Customs, and Quiddities Indian and Indo-British

By: Nigel Hankin

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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 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.

Title: Hanklyn-Janklyn: A Rumble-Tumble Guide to Some Words, Customs, and Quiddities Indian and Indo-British

Author Name: Nigel Hankin

Categories: Language,

Publisher: India Research Press: 2008-02-17

ISBN Number: 8187943041

ISBN Number 13: 9788187943044

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 112694