A History of Hindi Literature: with a foreward by Dr. Amaranatha Jha

By: K.B. Jindal

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The ballads of Rajput prowess, the aphorisms of Kabir, Tulsidas, Ramayana, the bhajans of Sur and Mira, the poetical rhetoric of Kesava, the closed-packed epigrams of Behari, the lyrics of mystics Prasada, Pant and Mahadevi make Hindi literature an 'enchanted garden'. The present work seeks to give a glimpse of that 'enchanted garden' to those whose mother-tongue is not Hindi. At the end there is an anthology of Hindi verse containing best pieces of the 'nine gems' of mediaeval Hindi. A glance through the anthology may enduce the reader to read the full text in the original. From the Chhandas of the Vedas to the Khadi Boli of the present day is a long span of five thousand years. From Chhandas to Sanskrit, from Sanskrit to Prakrit, from Prakrit to Apabhramsa, from Apabhramsa to local dialects Dingal, Pingal, Avadhi, Brajbhasa, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Bundeli, Dakhani, and finally a wrench from the past and the birth of a new language, the Khadi Boli of today-is a phenomenon unparalleled in the history of any language. Printed Pages: 434.

Title: A History of Hindi Literature: with a foreward by Dr. Amaranatha Jha

Author Name: K.B. Jindal

Categories: Literature, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: Second Revised and Enlarged Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1993

ISBN: 8121504546

ISBN 13: 9788121504546

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 031401

Keywords: Language Linguistics Literature India