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A Dictionary of the Kashmiri Language (In 2 Volumes)

George A. Grierson (Author)

With the enoromous increase of literacy all over the world, the extension of the frontiers of knowledge than before, and the coming of the countries of the world closer to one another, students, scholars and people of various nations have felt an imperative necessity languages of the different regions of the world. Admittedly, a dictionary of any language is one of the most essential reference book a learner needs to know how a word is spelled, how it is pronounced, what its various forms and meanings are, and what its origin and history are. The Dictionary of the Kashmiri Language is one of the most outstanding and successful achievements in the field of reference books. It contains a transliteration of Kashmiri words in Roman language, its Sanskrit and Hindi synonyms and the meanings and explanations of the words in English. It is basically designed to meet the needs of the users who are conversant with Kashmiri, Hindi, Sanskrit and English languages. The worth of any dictionary, which is a product of the specialists and linguists, depends on the accuracy and correctness of the words and its meanings. This Dictionary has the added advantage of securing the services of renowned and learned Kashmiri Pandits well versed in Kashmiri and Sanskrit languages. The one additional charm of this Dictionary is that it is compiled by an eminent scholar and expert of languages. Additional pages in the Dictionary highlight the Grammatical Nomenclature and include the Kashmiri Alphabet in the Roman Character Alphabet its equivalents in the Nagari and Persian Characters. The reprinted edition of this Dictionary, a brilliant accomplishment based on authentic up the gap of an important but little-known language of the world.

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About the author

George A. Grierson

Sir George Abraham Grierson (January 7, 1851 -March 9, 1941) Irish linguistic language scholar and civil servant who conducted the Linguistic Survey of India (1898-1928), obtaining information on 364 languages and dialects. While a student of mathematics at Trinity College, Dublin, Grierson took prizes in Sanskrit and Hindi. Grierson went to Bengal in October 1873, wherein addition to carrying out his duties in a succession of government posts until 1898 – he devoted much time to language research. The first of his enormous out put of papers, reviews, and books appeared in 1877. One of his most important works is Seven Grammars of the Dialects and Subdialects of the Bihari Language (1883-87) reprinted by Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi. His research also extended to Hindi, the northwestern Dardic languages, and Kashmiri.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Dictionary of the Kashmiri Language (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Gulshan Books
Language: English
isbn 9788186714249
length xii+1687p., Tables; 25cm.