History of the Bengali Language

By: Bijaychandra Majumdar

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A collection of 12 essays that intend to give a sketch, in broad outline, of the origin of the Bengali language and the various influences, linguistic, ethnic, social, that shaped and moulded its earlier history. Following an introduction, the next 3 are titled Ancient Bengal and its peoples and they discuss a) the antiquity of the names Vanga and Bangala; b) the geography of old Bangala and of other related tracts; c) Ganda, Radha and Banga. Lecture 5 is on the influence of the Dravidian speeches on Bengali; lecture 6 is on Bengali Phonology; lecture 7, 8, 9 are about the factors relating to phonology and Accent; lecture 10 is on how Chandasa is related to later Aryan speeches; lecture 11 discusses Pali and other old Prakrtas and lecture 12 is about the literary Prakrtas. The author was lecturer in the departments of comparative Phonology, Anthropology and Indian Vernaculars in the Calcutta University. This book is a reprint of the 1920 edition.Printed Pages: 316.

Title: History of the Bengali Language

Author Name: Bijaychandra Majumdar

Categories: India, Languages, History,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Ahmedabad, India, Asian Educational Services: 2000

ISBN: 8120614526

ISBN 13: 9788120614529

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 22 Cm

Seller ID: 102842

Keywords: History of the Bengali Language Bijaychandra Majumdar