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India Presearch Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 576 pages
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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.

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Nigel Hankin is a tour guide in New Delhi, India. He was formerly a British soldier stationed in New Delhi in 1945 and has lived there ever since.

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