488 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1967 | ISBN 9781512800265 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512800272 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume
The area in which people speak Urdu as their mother tongue includes east and west Pakistan (where, with Bangali, it functions as the official language of the land) and northern India. The language in this volume is based on the Urdu dialect of the educated population of Pakistan.
The purpose of the book is to provide the basic grammatical equipment and vocabulary necessary to conduct oneself in areas of Pakistan and India in which Urdu is the language of communication. Developed over a period of fifteen years, it is designed for students who have little or nor linguistic training.
Ernest Bender received his A.B. degree in classics from Temple University and his Ph.D. degree in Indology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been a member of the faculty in the Oriental Studies and South Asia Regional Studies departments since 1943.