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The Kulu Dialect Of Hindi (Revised)

Some Notes On Its Grammatical Structure, With Specimens Of The Songs And Sayings Current Amongst The People, And A Glossary
Alexander Henderson Diack
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Genre: Education & Language, Reference
Language: English
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A revised version of A. H. Diack's 1896 book "The Kulu Dialect Of Hindi", the first-ever published work on Kului, a Western Pahari dialect spoken in the Kullu region of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Notable accessions:

- Hunterian system of transliteration replaced with a new system to give a more accurate approximation in Latin/Roman letters, to the sound of Kului words .
- Glossary terms are further written in Dēvanāgarī script.

Contents

- Preface to the revised edition
- Introduction
- Grammatical Notes on Kului dialect (Including Tankri alphabet)
- Songs and Couplets (120+ couplets)
- Glossary of The Kulu Dialect (1300+ words)
- Appendix (Specimens of five dialects viz; Gara, Rangloi, Patan, Kanashi and Kanawari.)

About the Author

Sir Alexander Henderson Diack K.C.I.E., C.V.O., C.B.E. (b. 13 February 1862 - d. 7 July 1929) was a member of the Imperial Civil Service, the elite civil service of British India, which he served for more than three decades (1881–1916).

He was the Assistant Commissioner and Settlement Officer of Kulu, a Subdivision of the Kangra District of Punjab, for about four years (1887–1890, 1891). The material published (1896) in the original 'The Kulu Dialect of Hindi' was collected by him during this period.

Sir Alexander Henderson Diack K.C.I.E., C.V.O., C.B.E. (13 February 1862 - 7 July 1929) was a member of the Imperial Civil Service, the elite civil service of British India, which he served for more than three decades (1881–1916).

EDUCATION

University of Aberdeen (1876-1879). I.C.S. 1879. King's College, Cambridge (1879-1881)

Diack was educated at the University of Aberdeen. He passed the 1879 I.C.S. examination, at just 17, and underwent his probation period at King's College Cambridge (1879-1881).

CAREER

I) In India (1881–1916)

Appointed as a 2nd grade Assistant Commissioner (I. C. S.) in Punjab (1881)

Secretary to Financial Commissioner, Punjab, 1891

Assistant Commissioner and Settlement Officer of Kulu Subdivision of Kangra District, Punjab (1887–1891)

Settlement Officer of Dera Ghazi Khan (1894–98)

Revenue and Financial Secretary to Government, Punjab (1898–1902) and then Chief Secretary (1902–1906)

Settlement Commissioner, Revenue Department, Punjab, (1907–1910) and then Financial Commissioner (1910–16)

Vice-President of the Punjab Legislative Council (1913–16) and Additional Member of the Imperial Legislative Council (Council of the Governor General of India) in 1914

Retired from ICS in 1916.

II) In England (1916–1928)

Employed in Ministry of Munitions (till April 1917)

Director, Artificial Appliances Branch, Ministry of Pensions (till April 1922)

Secretary General, National Institute for the Blind, Great Portland Street, United Kingdom (1926–28).

HONOURS

1906: CVO, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

1916: KCIE, Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

1920: CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Book Details

ISBN: 9788193875803
Publisher: Tharah Kardu
Number of Pages: 140
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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