Colloquial Urdu

Colloquial Urdu

Author: Tej K Bhatia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134779703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

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Colloquial Urdu is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Written by experienced teachers for self-study or class-use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken and written Urdu.

Colloquial Urdu

Colloquial Urdu

Author: Tej K. Bhatia

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138960373

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 383

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Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues. This second edition has been extensively updated and revised throughout, with particular attention to the Urdu script - coverage is now integrated throughout the book and the script font has been enlarged and improved. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Urdu will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Urdu. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Tracing the Boundaries Between Hindi and Urdu

Tracing the Boundaries Between Hindi and Urdu

Author: Christine Everaert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004177314

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This book sheds light on the complex relationship between Hindi and Urdu. Through a detailed reading of a representative set of 20th century short stories in both languages, the author leads the reader towards a clear definition of the differences between Hindi and Urdu. The full translations of the stories have been extensively annotated to point out the details in which the Hindi and Urdu versions differ. An overview of early and contemporary Hindi/Urdu and Hindustani grammars and language teaching textbooks demonstrates the problems of correctly naming and identifying the two languages. This book now offers a detailed and systematic database of syntactic, morphological and semantic differences between the selected Hindi and Urdu stories. A useful tool for all scholars of modern Hindi/Urdu fiction, (socio-)linguistics, history or social sciences.

Colloquial Hindi

Colloquial Hindi

Author: Tej K Bhatia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317306580

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

View: 303

Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Hindi as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hindi in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Hindi is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points An overview of the sounds of Hindi Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Hindi is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Hindi. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Colloquial Bengali (eBook And MP3 Pack)

Colloquial Bengali (eBook And MP3 Pack)

Author: Mithun B. Nasrin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317583660

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 747

Colloquial Bengali provides a step-by-step course in Bengali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bengali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Bengali will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Bengali. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-26119-7 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-30254-8 eBook: 978-0-203-09907-0 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com) MP3s: 978-0-415-47676-8 (available from www.tandfebooks.com) Pack : 978-0-415-26121-0 (paperback and CDs) For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.

Colloquial Hindi, 2.e (eBook And MP3 Pack)

Colloquial Hindi, 2.e (eBook And MP3 Pack)

Author: Tej K Bhatia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317582977

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 404

View: 911

This new and extensively revised edition of Colloquial Hindi is easy to use and completely up to date. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Hindi. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Hindi is: interactive: with lots of new exercises for regular practice clear: including concise grammar notes practical: with useful vocabulary and simplified pronunciation guide complete: including answer key and reference section. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Hindi in a broad range of everyday situations. Recorded by native speakers, the audio files will help develop your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader

Author: Naresh Sharma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317962861

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 242

View: 381

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Hindi and comprises a broad selection of graded readings. The materials have been carefully selected to ensure that students receive exposure to a wide variety of authentic Hindi texts, including news and magazine articles, extracts from social media websites, film dialogues and contemporary Hindi literature. Each reading is fully supported by: pre-reading activities notes on cultural references in the text a vocabulary list with English translation notes on key grammatical points arising from the text text-related comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises suggestions for writing and discussion activities based on the text a key to comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises online support which includes audio recordings and translations of texts, available at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415601764/ Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency and enriching learners’ cultural knowledge.

Filming the Gods

Filming the Gods

Author: Rachel Dwyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134380701

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 944

Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses India's other cinemas. Rachel Dwyer's lively discussion encompasses the mythological genre which continues India's long tradition of retelling Hindu myths and legends, drawing on sources such as the national epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana; the devotional genre, which flourished at the height of the nationalist movement in the 1930s and 40s; and the films made in Bombay that depict India's Islamicate culture, including the historical, the courtesan film and the 'Muslim social' genre. Filming the Gods also examines the presence of the religious across other genres and how cinema represents religious communities and their beliefs and practices. It draws on interviews with film stars, directors and producers as well as popular fiction, fan magazines and the films themselves. As a result, Filming the Gods is a both a guide to the study of film in religious culture as well as a historical overview of Indian religious film.