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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782360571871
Collection: 80 mots du monde
12 x 18 cm
Weight: 189 gr
Pages: 192
First publication: 21/11/2018
Last printing: 11/2018

80 mots de l'Inde

India told in the words of Mira Kamdar

Telling India through her words, their history, their connotations, their daily use and their importance in relation to the major issues facing contemporary Indian society, but also to say how these words marked the author at different times of her life, here is what Mira Kamdar did in the column “The Word of India”, published in the journal Courrier International between 2009 and 2014. The book 80 words from India presents a selection of these words, and adds others to tell about India's culture, society, spirituality, politics and amazing natural world. Each word gives rise to a reflection that sheds light on a civilization that is several millennia old and on a republic which, somehow, is making its way as an emerging country in this complicated 21st century.

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« ... petit livre passionnant qui ouvre de multiples fenêtres sur la vie des Indiens, mêlant à la grande histoire ses propres souvenirs ... »

(L'Inde en héritage 12/02/2019)
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80 mots de l'Inde
“... Mira Kamdar offers a sensitive discovery of this immense country and sub-continent that is India through the Hindi language, its words, its turns of phrase and the sedimentation of meanings accumulated in each term. A great exercise, based on a selection from his column Le mot de l'Inde ... »

(Politis, 10/01/2019)
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For language lovers: 80 words from India, by Mira Kamdar, L'Asiathèque
"... Mira Kamdar's little white book does not look very impressive, nestled in the rainbow of novels which dot the shelves of bookstores. Yet it is a collection of important words that populate its pages ... "

(Le Figaro, 20/12/2018)
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80 mots de l'Inde
“... This very simple translation actually hides very rich semantics. (...) To express oneself is to impose oneself, to defend oneself, to claim ... "

(Libération, 08/12/2018)
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80 mots de l'inde
"... 80 Mots de l'Inde is a fascinating little book that helps us better understand a country that is not always accessible, we learn a lot ..."

(Le Toucher des Pages, 30/11/2018)
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80 mots de l'Inde
"... In 80 mots de l'Inde, Mira Kamdar took up the very essence of her chronicles but by bringing an analysis in line with today's news. By sharing her memories and her experience, she brings a personal touch that allows the reader to have a living and touching work ... "

(atasi.over-blog.com, 28/11/2018)
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CONTRIBUTORS' BIOGRAPHIES

Mira Kamdar

Through her father, a native of Gujarat, Mira Kamdar has India in her blood. World-renowned expert on India and author of several books on this country, including Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey from America into her Indian Family's Past (Public Affairs, 2000; Plume, 2001) and Planet India, the turbulent ascension of a democratic giant (Actes Sud, 2008), she was a member of the editorial board of the New York Times responsible for writing on international affairs from fall 2013 to the end of 2017. Perfectly French-speaking, she is also the author of '' a thesis on Diderot, supervised by Philippe Lacue-Labarthe. Languages, turns of phrase and the sedimentation of meaning that words accumulate over time have always preoccupied him. American by birth, she has lived in France since 2010.

(photo © Tomas Van Houtryve)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table des matières
Préface
Avant-propos

La culture
1. Rāga (raga) : la mélodie
2. Gīt : la chanson
3. Ghazal : la poésie de l’amour
4. Bajantrī : le musicien
5. Tamāshā : le grand spectacle
6. Nātak : le théâtre
7. Vyangya : la satire
8. Nātch : la danse
9. Nazar : le coup d’oeil
10. Sulekh : la calligraphie
11. Kitāb : le livre
12. Jāsūs : le détective, l’espion
13. Āwāz : la voix
14. Ghī : le beurre clarifié
15. Massālā (massala) : le mélange des épices
16. Chāy : le thé
17. Khādī : le coton tissé à la main
La société

18. M˜ā : maman
19. Jān : la vie
20. Ghar : la maison
21. Vivāh : le mariage
22. Gharwālī : la femme au foyer
23. Talāq : le divorce
24. Dost : l’ami
25. Virodhī : l’ennemi
26. Shramik : le travailleur
27. Mufassil : provincial
28. Bak-bak : la tchatche
29. Dard : la douleur
30. Izzat : l’honneur
31. Samāntā : l’égalité
32. Pravās : l’exil
33. Mūrkh : le cancre
34. Lūt : le pillage
35. Jugād : la débrouillardise
36. Bijlī : l’électricité
37. Bhūt : le fantôme
38. Kabād : le déchet recyclable
39. Garībī : la pauvreté
40. Māfī : le pardon
41. Mazāq : la moquerie
42. Khabar : l’information
43. Qarz : la dette
44. Sāmājik : social
45. Chup : Silence !
46. Yād : la mémoire
47. Vishwās : la confiance
48. Dravid : dravidien
La spiritualité

49. Shakti : l’énergie cosmique
50. Sādhu (sadhu) : le saint homme
51. Achūt : impur
52. Kāma : le désir
53. Yoga : la discipline de la conscience
54. Himsā : la violence
55. Sharan : l’asile
56. Masjid : la mosquée
57. Bodh : la connaissance
58. Math : le monastère
59. Kesh : les cheveux
La politique
60. Desh : le pays
61. Mat : le vote
62. Sarkār : le gouvernement
63. Vansh : la dynastie
64. Padayātrā : le pèlerinage
65. Inqilāb : la révolution
66. Band : la grève
67. Rājdroh : la sédition
68. Ādhār (aadhaar) : la base
69. Sīmā : la frontière
70. Videshī : l’étranger
71. Tyāg : la sécession
72. Lauh mahilā : la « dame de fer »
73. Qaidī : le prisonnier
74. Jīt : la victoire
La nature
75. Janglī : sauvage
76. Jal : l’eau
77. Chānd : la lune
78. Bandar : le singe
79. Hāthī : l’éléphant
80. Mānsūn : la mousson

Références de parution dans Courrier international
des « mots de l’Inde » qui figurent dans ce livre



COLLECTION

80 mots du monde
ISSN : 2650-4790
The collection "80 words of the world" offers a journey to the heart of a country through the words that count in the languages of the women and men who live there.