[ilds] Fw: Hindustani

Richard Pine rpinecorfu at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 27 06:36:19 PDT 2010

I should have added, that, in conversation with myself, recalling his childhood, LD said 'We all spoke Urdu'. Does this complicate matters further?

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Subject: Hindustani

Regarding Durrell's childhood familiarity with Hindi, cf Ashis Nandy, The Intimate Enemy pp. 65-6 re Kipling: 'He was not merely born in India, he was brought up in India by Indian servants in an Indian environment. He thought, felt and dreamed in Hindustani'.


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