A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages: Caldwell
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Dear Professor Aklujkar,
what you write might mean that
the "(UNDATED)" second book which sits on my shelf
is in fact dated 1974
and that this is how one should interpret the mention "First Indian
(because this seems indeed to have been distributed by "Munshiram
according to the book cover).
This somehow confirms that Bishop Caldwell
is (SADLY) nowadays more the property
of ideologues than of historians.
The history of the development and receptions
of Caldwell's ideas remains to be written.
This might be an interesting (although possibly dangerous) Ph.D. topic
for a bold student
who will not be afraid to walk on the Marina (in Chennai/Madras)
[near Caldwell's statue]
and to be carried away by the Dravidian wind ;-)
Le 5/29/2010 5:04 PM, Ashok Aklujkar a écrit :
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> Dear Hal,
> Thanks for the helpful information. In addition to the 1961 reprint, there seems to be the following available according to my university's e-catalogue:
> Title: A comparative grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian family of languages / by Robert Caldwell ; rev. and edited by J. L. Wyatt and T. Ramakrishna Pillai. --
> Main Author: Caldwell, Robert, 1814-1891.
> Published: New Delhi : Oriental Books Reprint Corp. : distributed by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1974.
> Edition: 3d ed. --
> Description: xl, 640 p. ; 22 cm. [The latest reprint you mention is said to have 686 pages]
> Notes: Includes index.
> "First Indian edition."
> Reprint of the 1913 ed. published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, London.
> "Books and papers bearing on Dravidian comparative philology, published subsequently to the first edition of this book, and quoted or referred to in this edition." : p. xxxvii-xl.
> Best wishes.
> Ashok Aklujkar
> Professor Emeritus
> University of British Columbia
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