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The Definitive Glossary of British India

Author: Henry Yule,A. C. Burnell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645842

Category: Reference

Page: 624

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'A glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases, and of kindred terms, etymological, historical, geographical and discursive.' Hobson-Jobson is a unique work of maverick scholarship. Compiled in 1886 by two India enthusiasts, it documents the words and phrases that entered English from Arabic, Persian, Indian, and Chinese sources - and vice versa. Described by Salman Rushdie as 'the legendary dictionary of British India' it shows how words of Indian origin were absorbed into the English language and records not only the vocabulary but the culture of the Raj. Illustrative quotations from a wide range of travel texts, histories, memoirs, and novels create a canon of English writing about India. The definitions frequently slip into anecdote, reminiscence, and digression, and they offer intriguing insights into Victorian attitudes to India and its people and customs. With its delight in language, etymology, and puns, Hobson-Jobson has fascinated generations of writers from Rudyard Kipling to Tom Stoppard and Amitav Ghosh. This selected edition retains the range and idiosyncrasy of the original, and includes fascinating information on the glossary's creation and its significance for the English language. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The British Raj: Keywords

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351972413

Category: History

Page: 180

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For two hundred years India was the jewel in the British imperial crown. During the course of governing India – the Raj – a number of words came to have particular meanings in the imperial lexicon. This book documents the words and terms that the British used to describe, define, understand and judge the subcontinent. It offers insight into the cultures of the Raj through a sampling of its various terms, concepts and nomenclature, and utilizes critical commentaries on specific domains to illuminate not only the linguistic meaning of a word but its cultural and political nuances. This fascinating book also provides literary and cultural texts from the colonial canon where these Anglo-Indian colloquialisms, terms and official jargon occurred. It enables us to glean a sense of the Empire’s linguistic and cultural tensions, negotiations and adaptations. The work will interest students and researchers of history, language and literature, colonialism, cultural studies, imperialism and the British Raj, and South Asian studies.

Etymologisches Wörterbuch der romanischen Sprachen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Romance languages

Page: N.A

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The Three Voyages of Vasco Da Gama, and His Viceroyalty

Author: Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270411188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 578

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Das Kapital - Band 1- Kritik der politischen Ökonomie - Buch 1 - Der Produktionsprozess des Kapitals- Ein Manuskript zur vierten Auflage mit Anmerkungen von Friedrich Engels als eBook zum 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx

Author: Eckhard Toboll

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746745233

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Das Werk von Karl Marx, "Das Kapital" - Band 1- Kritik der politischen Ökonomie - Buch 1 - Der Produktionsprozess des Kapitals, wird auch als "die Bibel der Arbeiterklasse" bezeichnet. Ob Arbeiter, BWL- oder VWL Student, sowie Politiker und natürlich für "Kapitalisten" (Unternehmer) in der heutigen Zeit, sollte dieses Werk von Karl Marx ein "muss" sein.

Die Völker des Östlichen Asien

Studien und Reisen

Author: Adolf Bastian

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Nach Babel

Aspekte der Sprache und des Übersetzens

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518297254

Category: Language and languages

Page: 487

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Author: Hermann Grassmann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879498484

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.


Mit einem Briefe Murners in Handschriftendruck

Author: Thomas Murner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110828405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

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Die chinesische Welt

die Geschichte Chinas von den Anfängen bis zur Jetztzeit

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518380055

Category: China

Page: 714

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Etymologisches Wörterbuch der englischen Sprache

Author: Eduard Mueller

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

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Geschichte der Sinne

von der Antike bis zum Cyberspace

Author: Robert Jütte

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467677

Category: Perception

Page: 416

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Siegel und Charaktere in der muhammedanischen Zauberei

Author: Hans Alexander Winkler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111697053

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Toba-Batak—Deutsches Wörterbuch

Author: Johannes Gustav Warneck,Johannes Winkler,R. Roolvink

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9401747032

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 332

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Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata

Annäherungen an die Megastädte Indiens

Author: Ravi Ahuja,Christiane Brosius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937603070

Category: Bombay (India)

Page: 310

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Schatten über dem Mond.

Author: Mary Margaret Kaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548254951


Page: 597

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The Quest of the Sacred Slipper

Author: Sax Rohmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981170227


Page: 184

View: 7762

I was not the only passenger aboard the S.S. Mandalay who perceived the disturbance and wondered what it might portend and from whence proceed. A goodly number of passengers were joining the ship at Port Said. I was lounging against the rail, pipe in mouth, lazily wondering, with a large vagueness. What a heterogeneous rabble it was!-a brightly coloured rabble, but the colours all were dirty, like the town and the canal. Only the sky was clean; the sky and the hard, merciless sunlight which spared nothing of the uncleanness, and defied one even to think of the term dear to tourists, "picturesque." I was in that kind of mood. All the natives appeared to be pockmarked; all the Europeans greasy with perspiration. But what was the stir about? I turned to the dark, bespectacled young man who leaned upon the rail beside me.

Edelsteine und Schmucksteine

Alle Arten und Varietäten 1900 Einzelstücke

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835414327


Page: 320

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Aramäische Pflanzennamen

Author: Immanuel Löw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783743307056


Page: 508

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Aramaische Pflanzennamen ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1881. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

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