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Urdu: Readings in Literary Urdu Prose

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Urdu: Readings in Literary Urdu Prose

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Item Code: NAJ897
Author: Gopi Chand Narang
Publisher: National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
Language: Arabic Text with English Translaiton
Edition: 2002
Pages: 111
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 130 gms
Foreword

The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Government of India, has been set up to promote, develop and propagate Urdu Language. To meet the above objectives the Council has decided to launch a Certificate Course of Urdu on distance mode. The learning materials have been specially designed by a team of experts drawn from different Universities and Institutions as well as the in-house experts.

I express my deep thanks to Dr. M.JWarsi who teaches at University of Michigan, U.S.A for preparing this "Exercise Book and Grammatical Notes" to accompany URDU: Readings in Literary Urdu Prose by Prof. Gopi Chand Narang keeping in view the lexical, grammatical and stylistic difficulties of those learners who have just entered the field of Urdu and have started to read the Urdu language m its beautiful script. Efforts have been made to present the book in as simple a form as possible.

I hope that the book will meet the requirements of the target group and the students will find it useful.

 

Preface

This Exercise Book is prepared to accompany URDU: Readings in Literary Urdu Prose by Professor Gopi Chand Narang. The text comprises graded selections from literary Urdu prose and excerpts from speeches keeping in view the lexical and stylistic difficulties. It provides learners with an elementary knowledge of Urdu a smooth transition to advanced lelvel introducing features of the cultural tradition.

This book explains the major types of grammatical constructions and provides exercises for practice. A brief description of grammatical terms is given at the beginning of each Unit so that the learners are acquainted with grammatical rules while attempting exercises. It is obvious that this is not a comprehensive grammar of Urdu. I have mainly presented brief notes on grammatical terms used in the text. I do not claim to have covered every grammatical feature of Urdu, but I hope It would help the learner to get a broad understanding of the Urdu language.

The book is aimed primarily for learners who feel a need for explicit discussion of basic grammatical features and profit from attempting general exercises. I hope the book will serve the purpose for which it is written.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword  
  Preface  
  Acknowledgements  
Unit I Some Old Tales (Part-I): Gopi Chand Narang 11
  Noun  
  Exercise  
Unit I Some Old Tales (Part-II): Gopi Chand Narang 17
  Possessives  
  Exercise  
Unit II The Arabian Nights: Gopi Chand Narang 22
  Auxilaries  
  Excercises  
Unit III True Love Zakir Hussain 28
  Participles  
  Excercises  
Unit IV Premchand Qamar Rais 34
  Comparative and Superlative Degrees  
  Excercises  
Unit V Godan Premchand 42
  Reflexive Possessive  
  Excercises  
Unit VI Umrao Jan Ada MirzaM. Hadi Ruswa 52
  Adverbial Expressions  
  Excercises  
Unit VII Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan Sayyid Ehtisham Husain 60
  Emphatic Particles  
  Excercises  
Unit VllI FancyFair Muhammad Husain Azad 64
  Imperatives  
  Excercises  
Unit IX Maulana Azad in Lok Sabha Abul Kalam Azad 69
  Subha Present and Past  
  Exercises  
Unit X Nam Dev Gardener Maulavi Abdul Haq 74
  Subjunctive  
  Excercises  
Unit XI A Road a Quarter Mile Krishan Chander 81
  Long Use of Reduplication  
  Exercises  
Unit XII Celibacy Mahatma Gandhi 86
  Pronouns and Postposiions Conjunctive Particle  
  Excercises  
Unit XIII Charpoy Rash id Ahmad Siddiqui 91
  Future tense  
  Exercise  
Unit XIV Jawahar Lal Nehru Ale Ahmad Suroor 95
  Use of 'to have' Numerals  
  Excercises  
Unit XV Mirza Ghalib Altaf Husain Hali 100
  Oblique of and as demonstrative pronoun  
  Excercises  
Unit XVI Bagh-o-Bahar Mir Amman Dehlavi 105
  Voice (active and passive)  
  Excercises  

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