Wednesday, February 26, 2003


Urdu-Hindi shabdakosh in Shusha created by Suman K Ghai. A good resource for checking the meanings of Urdu words found often in shaayari.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Shaayarii--Urdu Poetry and Hindi Kavita - Nagari version of most of Nita's Urdu Poetry site

"On this page I have made an attempt to write the text in Hindi which already exists on Urdu Poetry Archive created by Nita Awatramani. She has made a tremendous effort to put the Urdu poetry on the Net. Even though I do not know Urdu but I do enjoy the poetry. So here I am trying to write it in Hindi."

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Urdu Dictionary by Usman Qazi

"My objective is to come up with a (Urdu/Hindi)=>(Urdu/Hindi) thesaurus. I will keep developing the follwing list, which is partly my own and partly taken from a word-list by a Mr. Sitaraam Shastree. Then, with people's help, I'll try to get a thesaurus out of it. Etymology will also be added as time permits. As my formal Hindi is rudimentary, I need help in grouping Sanskrit words as well as in acurately identifying their more common synonyms. The grouping will be as follows (c) common bo:lcaal (e) educated speech (f) formal/bookish/poetic/pompous

"I have tried to follow the standard Sanskrit transliteration. Although we're limited to ascii. kh. , gh. and zh occur in words of Persian/Arabic origin. I don't know what to do with the two Sanskrit (sh) sounds as well as the several Arabic (t) and (z) sounds, etc. I'd leave them for higher order Maulaana/Pandit sahibs."

Writing Hindi (Devnagari) in Unicode

By Peer Wandel Hansen

Friday, February 21, 2003

Relations between Sanskrit, Pali, the Prakrits and the Modern Vernacalars
By Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, M.A.

Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
Vol.16, 1883, pp. 314-345

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

E.Tremel's new Hindi Opentype font named "shiDeva"