The Anglo-Indian Dictionary

    Henry Yule; AC Burnell

    Wordsworth 2008

    Paperback 472pp

    9781853263637   Product Code: 20417

    Bungalow, pyjamas, veranda, curry, chintz, gingham, junk... Just a few of the words that have crept into the English language from the colonial era in the Indian sub-continent and the Malay peninsula. This immensely detailed glossary, tracing origins and giving quotations to illustrate usage, was compiled in the late 19th century. Never superseded in its field, it is a must for students of etymology and for anyone interested in the attitudes and activities of the British imperialists in their hey-day. Reprint.

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