The History of the Bengali Language

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Asian Educational Services, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 298 pages
 

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That the Dravidian race is the oldest race next to only is well established and this book lends credence to that theory. The Negrito race supplanted in the Indian subcontinent still survives in the Andaman islands namely Jarwa Onges and the Great Andamanese. Whereas the Scheduled Castes of India share a common Y-DNA haplogroup G with the Negritos nothing substantial links them to them. The Dravidians started following caste system by following the Aryans. And there is no language like Sanskrit. The Prakrits were heavily influenced by Pali and Ardhamagadhi which were current in Bihar during the age of Buddha. These two were in turn influenced by Dravidian tongues. So Dravidian India was the most plausible explanation of the substratum in most Indo Aryan languages like Marathi, Bengali, Oriya.Medinipur district in particular is the melting pot for both the Dravidian and Indo-Aryan civilisations. 

Contents

LECTURE I
1
Pāli p 129 Bengali Sandhi system p 130 Samāsa
3
logypp 12 the unscientific methods of Philologists cri
8
never a separate languageIsolation and want of culture
12
LECTURE II
18
The Geography of Old Bānglā and of other
32
Tamralipti for its capitalfive sons of Bali progenitors
35
Utkalas mentioned in the Puranas and in the Raghu
42
7 pp 7576Oriya 1 p 76 The Vedic saṁvịta
85
The nasal sound p 905 7 7 p 937 8 9 and
102
LECTURE VIII
117
LECTURE X
156
Aryan peoples p 157 The linguistic strata in the Vedas
163
Losses in words denoting Numerals p 167 Vedic man
174
LECTURE XI
192
Pāli a literary speech p 197 The Gāthā language
199

during the Pala Rājās p 45Northern Bengal under
43
LECTURE V
55
LECTURE VI
75
THE LITERARY PRĀKŘTAS
214
seni forms Mahārāstri as the name for the standard
221
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