Vocabulary

From Volume 3 of A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth (1993). All these words to learn. Had to read with a pen, to highlight that not known or understood.

Partial list, from Volume 3. Longer list, if Volumes 1 and 2 had also been read:

zamindar
sola topi
sharifas
nilgai
durbar
namasté
adaab
lungis
kurtas
dhoti
alu tikkis
chholé
jalebis
barfi
shraadh
farrago
nimbu
Dussehra
jarav
marsiya
soz

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One Response to Vocabulary

  1. Don’t feel bad – none of those are English. Most you wouldn’t know, unless you have lived in India or that area.

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