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ERIC Number: ED017927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 305
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Reference Count: 0
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A BASIC HINDI READER.
HARRIS, RICHARD M.; SHARMA, RAMA NATH
THIS TEXT WAS DESIGNED TO MEET THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS OF HINDI WITH A KNOWLEDGE OF HINDI VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE EQUIVALENT TO THAT PRESENTED IN THE FIRST SEVEN LESSONS OF TWO WIDELY USED ELEMENTARY HINDI TEXTS, "SPOKEN AND WRITTEN HINDI" BY FAIRBANKS AND MISRA, AND "CONVERSATIONAL HINDI-URDU" BY GUMPERZ AND RUMERY. A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE LETTERS AND SPELLING PATTERNS IS ALSO ASSUMED. THE TEXT CONSISTS OF TWO READING SECTIONS WITH NOTES AND A GLOSSARY. THE FIRST SECTION FORMS AN EXAMINATION OF THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF HINDI STRUCTURE WHILE PROVIDING PRACTICE IN READING CONNECTED HINDI PROSE. SOME GRAMMATICAL EXPLANATION IS PROVIDED IN THE NOTES AFTER EACH LESSON AND REFERENCES ARE GIVEN TO PERTINENT SECTIONS IN THE TWO TEXTS MENTIONED. PART II IS A SERIES OF 22 SHORT ESSAYS ARRANGED IN ORDER OF INCREASING DIFFICULTY OF STYLE AND SUBJECT MATTER. THESE SELECTIONS DEAL WITH SUCH SUBJECTS AS--CONTEMPORARY INDIA, FAMOUS LANDMARKS, HISTORIC PERSONNAGES, LITERARY PERSONALITIES, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, AND POLITICAL LEADERS. CULTURAL NOTES AND "AIDS-TO-TRANSLATION" ARE PROVIDED. AN ENGLISH HEADNOTE ALERTS THE STUDENT TO THE VARIETY OF SUBJECT MATTER IN EACH READING. A HINDI-ENGLISH GLOSSARY CONCLUDES THE TEXT. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY. South Asia Language and Area Center.
Identifiers: Devanagari