Chatterji, Suniti Kumar
Title Indo-Aryan & Hindi: Eight Lectures originally delivered in 1940 before the Gujarat Vernacular Society, Ahmedabad
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good dj
Edition 2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Publisher Calcutta Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay 1960
Seller ID 23243
[nice clean book, top corners very slightly bumped, no other significant wear; jacket has a very tiny tear at top right corner of front panel, plus a small tape mark in the same area]. From the author's introduction to the Second Edition: "The first series of these lectures, on the Evolution of Indo-Aryan, is a development or continuation of my views on the history of the Aryan speech in India as put forward in my 'Origin and Development of the Bengali Language' which was published in 1926. In the second series, I have sought to indicate the importance and significance of the Hindi speech in present-day India, and while discussing the nature and history of Hindi, I have put in a case for a Simplifie[d] Hindi and for an Indo-Roman Script for Hindi and other languages of India." Originally published in 1942, this second edition is "thoroughly revised and with some additions; and its point of view in certain matters has been modified. The work became popular as a hand-book for the subject in many parts of India and abroad, and Gujarati and Hindi translations of it have appeared."