Urdu

70 Indian words in the Oxford dictionary

70 Indian words in the Oxford dictionary

November 4, 2017

Be ready to find words like 'Jugaad' and 'GulabJaamun' in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Il était une fois… en Urdu

Il était une fois… en Urdu

February 23, 2017

C’est l’histoire d’une langue indienne qui a évolué au fil de l’Histoire et des grandes vagues culturelles, inventant des formes narratives qui suscitent de l’admiration, voire de l’amour. L’Urdu (ou « Ourdou »), une des plus vieilles langues du sous-conti...

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Tales of Urdu

Tales of Urdu

February 14, 2017

It’s the story of an Indian language that evolved with the waves of culture and time, and the storytelling forms that never fail to garner applause and love. Urdu, as we all know it, is richer than we think it is.

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Urdu in the 21st Century

Urdu in the 21st Century

February 15, 2016

While classic poets such as Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib of the 17th and 18th century set a benchmark, even in the modern world, Urdu, one of the principal languages of India, is alive and thriving with rich poetry, theatre, qawwali and mushaira.   Every word that Gulzar, a...

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