Sahibs, nabobs and boxwallahs

Sahibs, nabobs and boxwallahs

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This new dictionary not only presents the known vocabulary of Anglo-India, but also provides the sources, etymologies, and usages of the words of the past 350 years. With an extensive historical introduction and register of references, this complete source offers a lively and scholarly history of previous lexicographical work in this area as well as a socio-linguistic analysis of the growth of Anglo-Indian words and their use in the literature of India.Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings and Religion of the Parsis (1878); Henry Lord, The Religion of the Farsees (1630). ... (3)Also Yellow datura or Yellow Thisile, a Bombay name for a#39;the Argemone mexicana, the flco del inferno of Spaniards, ... Deepavali See Diwali, Divali. ... The Hobson-Jobsonism daiseye a#39;repeatedly occurs in Kirkpatricka#39;s Letters of Tippoo (181 1) for a local chief of some classa#39;.

Title:Sahibs, nabobs and boxwallahs
Author:Ivor Lewis
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1991


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