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Linguistic Nostalgia for the Raj,
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This review is from: The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference) (Paperback)
This is a concise version of the original which is a very sad thing. Nowhere in the ordering information the word "concise" was mentioned. In that sense it was a let down.
Nevertheless,the book is a great treasure trove of the Anglo-Indian terms. A must for any student of modern Indian philology or to anyone interested in the Raj lore. The book was first published in 1886,meant as a help to any Englishman going to India to serve the Queen and the Empire: for the civil servants,soldiers,memsahibs,missionaries, fortune hunters etc. Apart from being a concise version,it has another drawback. There is no information whatsoever about the compilers of this wonderful miscellany.
Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) was a Scottish Orientalist. A member of the Bengal Engineers, having served in both the Sikh Wars, he was a member of the Council of India, and advisor to the Oxford English Dictionary in Oriental matters.
A.C.Burnell(1840-1882)a English scholar in Sanskrit. He was a member of the Indian Civil Service in South India,having also the excellent knowledge of South Indian and other exotic languages
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Initial post: 12 Jul 2012 08:54:29 BDT
Seamus Mor says:
Concise not mentioned - look at the illustration of the front cover
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2012 10:53:47 BDT
B. Hook says:
Yes Mr Nimkar doesn't seem to be able to read the cover of a book - but he does a good line in repeating what is inside it, with no useful comment. I believe he want to express his limited knowledge rather than provide constructive comment
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