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KHANSAHEB, Ishwarlal P. & Tribhuvan J. Sheth.

Hints on the Study of Gujarati.

Sanctioned for use in High Schools by the Director of Public Instruction, Bombay.

Published: Bhaga Talao, Surat: C.N. Brothers, 1913

Stock code: 98303

Price: £65

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Fourth edition, first published 1900, still in print in a tenth edition in 1938. Fairly uncommon, OCLC locates 19 copies world-wide, but just 4 locations in the UK, BL, SOAS, Oxford, TCD. “There is no denying the fact that many forces are at work at the present day, towards the development and cultivation of Indian vernaculars. What with our significant contact with Western thought and civilisation, what with the happy revival of our ancient Sanskrit Literature, and what with the stimulus imparted to the Literature of our Language by several first rate publications and ably conducted periodicals, the Gujarati Literature is slowly but steadily advancing …” (Preface). Ownership stamp of the Rev. C.A. Gustafson, Mission House, Mehmedabad to the front pastedown. Together with three issues of The India Alliance – “a bulletin of the India Mission of the Christian and Missionary Alliance” – from the 1930s, two with articles by Gustafson, who is listed in the directory as being located at Dholka.

Octavo. Original green cloth-backed printed card boards. Binding a little rubbed and browned on the boards, front hinge slightly open, light browning throughout, but remains a very good copy.

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