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

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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.



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Pages   656
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 5.34" Height: 1.48"
Weight:   1.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   India Research Press
ISBN  8187943041  
ISBN13  9788187943044  


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Fun Yet Expert  Jan 3, 2007
I spent a day with the author, being given a tour of New Delhi. His obvious expertise and knowledge of all things Indian transfers directly into his volume which is an entertaining and authoritative read. I am constantly dipping into it, even after five + years, and using it as a reference resource but it is also a volume which makes for leisurely reading. If you enjoy words just for the heck of it, then this is a book you will appreciate. Especially given a surprising number of words have come into our idiom from the sub continent.
 

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