Hankin...crams it like a curiosity shop,an indophile
Disneyland. -- India Today (Reviewer Sunil Sethi)
Mr Hankin has gone about collecting words for his glossary
with the same inspired eccentricity as Hobson-Jobson's
orginal authors.. -- Independent on Sunday July 2003 London
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.