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29 April 2009

Facsimile of Hindi-Urdu/Hindustani grammar book from 1698


26 Apr 2009

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.

Supplied note:
"Dear colleagues, Some of you may be interested to learn that a very early, if not the earliest grammar of Hindi-Urdu/Hindustani was written in Dutch in 1698 by Jean Joshua Ketelaar and has just been edited and published in three volumes from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. This includes a facsimile of the Dutch manuscript [= 79 jpg format images of handwritten pages by the said Jean Joshua Ketelaar - ed.]

Tej K. Bhatia and Kazuhiko Machida eds. _The Oldest Grammar of Hindustani: Contact Communication and Colonial Legacy_
vol. 1 - Historical and Cross-cultural Contexts Grammar Corpus and Analysis
Vol. 2 - Lexical Corpus and Analysis [Ketelaar's Section 1-45]
vol. 3 - Ketelaar: Original Manuscript [1698 A.D.]
ISBN 978-4-86337-014-2 (VOL.1) ISBN 978-4-86337-015-9 (VOL. 2) ISBN 978-4-86337-016-6 (VOL. 3) -sg."

URL http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/~kmach/gicas/Ketelaar/Ketelaar.htm

Link reported by: Sumit Guha (sguha--at--history.rutgers.edu), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

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