Dardi Dictionary

(English-Dardi-Bhoti-Hindi)

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4.82 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)
ISBN: 9789386677273
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Estimated Delivery Time: 7 to 10 days delivery

$100

Binding

Hardback

YOP

2018

Pages

150

Print

This book is a translation of rare Dardi/Brokskat Oral language into four major languages that is into 'English-Dardi-Bhoti-Hindi' in the shape of a Dictionary. The Book is a documentation of a typical language which is spoken in remotest area of Ladakh. The words in the book consist of pastoral works, names of birds, body parts, animals, weather, jewellery, festivals, local area map and customs etc. The Dardi language is on the verge of extinction and is coming under the influenced of Balti and Ladakhi/ Bhoti other major languages. Dardi language is also influenced by Sanskrit language in the past. The word “Dard” is derived from Sanskrit which means people who live on hill sides. Dard community spread in more than eight villages in Ladakh. Apart from Ladakh this community also spread in Drass (Kargil) Gurez (Kashmir) and Gilgit-Skardo areas in Pakistan. They use the Dardi (Shina) language. Historians hold different views on the origin of these settlements and the migration. One of the view is that the inhabitants of Dard- Shina of Dha, Garkon came via Central Asia and settled down firstly in Gilgit then in Turtuk, Hanu, Dha, Garkon and Darchik villages in about 200 B.C. The Dard people claimed to be of Aryan race occupied the area of lower Ladakh. Some historians assert that when Alexandra's the Great army came to India in 327 B.C and returned to Greece left behind some troops in the Gilgit area and so Greece is the region where the Dard originated. Songs sung by contemporary Dard people however, indicate that their origin was in Rome in Italy. Furthermore, this book is going to be of immense value to the tourist and the traveller who can find words of daily use and be able to interact better with the Dard community in this wonderful land and also for researchers it provides platform for research on languages. This Dardi language dictionary is a step towards the preservation of the culture of this area, which has become possible at present due to the spread of Information Technology and a book like this, thereby transcending the geographical borders.

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11 reviews for Dardi Dictionary

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Very Nice book on Brokpa/Aryan language of a tribe which now at stage of extinct stage.

    Great Keep it up

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  2. 5 out of 5

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    It’s​ gonna be one of the great book in the history of Ladakh..

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  3. 5 out of 5

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    Very Well done Gailson. This dictionary will inspire many to write about their culture…
    Also you have chosen a strong press

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  4. 5 out of 5

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    Nice preface! And great work.. hope this will help many people to understand some about our brothers and sisters living in these villages.

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  5. 5 out of 5

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    It smells good but the price is very high as it consists only 150 pages.
    Neverthless it is an honorable work for the Dardic people. It will create a great curiousity to write & learn Dardic Language.

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  6. 5 out of 5

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    Eagerly waiting for this dictionary as this will open a new chapter in the lives of many dardi people and also give a door to those who wants to connect with Dardi.
    Youngsters will be happy to follow the footsteps of author Gailson.
    Entire ladakh will be happy to see this book.

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  7. 5 out of 5

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    It’s a nice step sir.. We all know that we belong to Aryan race but due to unavailability of grammar in our language we are lacking behind the balti. .its a great step in the history of ladakh…. .
    Well we appreciate you sir and we are with you.. ……regards Ali chuli

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  8. 5 out of 5

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    Looks very good, and great works, thanks for bringing this out, another feather added to the cap of the very rich Dardi culture.

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  9. 4 out of 5

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    Very nice. I m also writing a book of about 200 pages with photographs (colour) .May I know the publishing price.

  10. 4 out of 5

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    I want to publish a book through you of about 150 pages including some photos. How much it will cost.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Great effort !!

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