Author:Walter N. Hakala

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Negotiating Language: Urdu, Hindi and the Definition of Modern South Asia

By: Walter N. Hakala

Price: $51.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

Seller ID: 701457

ISBN: 9789384092702

Condition: New


Prior to the nineteenth century, South Asian dictionaries, glossaries, and vocabularies reflected a hierarchical vision of nature and human society. By the turn of the twentieth century, the modern dictionary had democratized and politicized language. Compiled "scientifically" through "historical principles", the modern dictionary became a concrete symbol of a nation's arrival on the world stage. Following this phenomenon from the late seventeenth century to the present, Negotiating Languages casts lexicographers as key figures in the political realignment of South Asia und... View more info