[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 39, Issue 11_Urdu, Hindi and Hindustani

Sumantra Nag sumantranag at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 04:00:49 PDT 2010


Sorry, just sending this post again after rearranging the content and 
correcting a few typographical errors. Sumantra
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 Bruce,

> Actually Hindustani is a term used to describe the speech of modern India 
> which is influenced by both Hindi and Urdu.

> Hindi is a language belonging to the Hindu heartland of India and is 
> linked with the ancient Indian language Sanskrit, while Urdu has come from 
> the Muslim countries. India was ruled by Mughal emperors settled in India 
> during the medieval period before the British first came during  the 
> seventeenth century to trade during the Mughal rule. Whereas the British 
> later ruled from England, the Mughal emperors had settled in India.
>  Sumantra
> ------------------------------------
> "MacNiven also notes Durrell's claims about speaking Urdu and does not see 
> a contradiction, the two languages being dialects of Hindustani (p. 693, 
> n. 35)."
>
> Message: 4
>> Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 15:50:55 -0700
>> From: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] "Our most exalted alumni was Lawrence Durrell"
> 



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