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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: Th. Wörter aus einzeinen Gebieten

Author: Friedrich Diez

Publisher: N.A


Category: Romance languages

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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Mit einem Briefe Murners in Handschriftendruck

Author: Thomas Murner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110828405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

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Das kapital

Kritik der politischen oekonomic

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: N.A


Category: Capital

Page: 830

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Author: Otto von Böhtlingk

Publisher: N.A



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Indische Reisebriefe

Author: Ernst Haeckel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845744928


Page: 372

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Entgegen zahlreicher Vorbehalte von Freunden und Verwandten machte sich der Zoologe und Philosoph Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) in der zweiten Halfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf, Indien zu entdecken. Dem Naturliebhaber und Naturforscher bietet sich ein Paradies voller Vielfalt, das er detailreich zu schildern versteht. Sorgfaltig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1883.


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Entwurf einer neuen Ästhetik der Tonkunst

Author: Ferruccio Busoni

Publisher: Salzwasser-Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3846074810

Category: Music

Page: 52

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1916.

Geschichte der Sinne

von der Antike bis zum Cyberspace

Author: Robert Jütte

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467677

Category: Perception

Page: 416

View: 4887

Die chinesische Welt

die Geschichte Chinas von den Anfängen bis zur Jetztzeit

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518380055

Category: China

Page: 714

View: 6791

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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Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 5460

Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Deutsches fremdwörterbuch, von Hans Schulz: L-P

Author: Hans Schulz,Otto Basler

Publisher: N.A


Category: German language

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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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Edelsteine und Schmucksteine

Alle Arten und Varietäten 1900 Einzelstücke

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835414327


Page: 320

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Schatten über dem Mond.

Author: Mary Margaret Kaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548254951


Page: 597

View: 5601

The British Art Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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