Urdu: Readings in Literary Urdu Prose
|Author:||Gopi Chand Narang|
|Publisher:||National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language|
|Language:||Arabic Text with English Translaiton|
|Other Details||8.5 inch x 5.5 inch|
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.
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.
|Unit I||Some Old Tales (Part-I): Gopi Chand Narang||11|
|Unit I||Some Old Tales (Part-II): Gopi Chand Narang||17|
|Unit II||The Arabian Nights: Gopi Chand Narang||22|
|Unit III||True Love Zakir Hussain||28|
|Unit IV||Premchand Qamar Rais||34|
|Comparative and Superlative Degrees|
|Unit V||Godan Premchand||42|
|Unit VI||Umrao Jan Ada MirzaM. Hadi Ruswa||52|
|Unit VII||Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan Sayyid Ehtisham Husain||60|
|Unit VllI||FancyFair Muhammad Husain Azad||64|
|Unit IX||Maulana Azad in Lok Sabha Abul Kalam Azad||69|
|Subha Present and Past|
|Unit X||Nam Dev Gardener Maulavi Abdul Haq||74|
|Unit XI||A Road a Quarter Mile Krishan Chander||81|
|Long Use of Reduplication|
|Unit XII||Celibacy Mahatma Gandhi||86|
|Pronouns and Postposiions Conjunctive Particle|
|Unit XIII||Charpoy Rash id Ahmad Siddiqui||91|
|Unit XIV||Jawahar Lal Nehru Ale Ahmad Suroor||95|
|Use of 'to have' Numerals|
|Unit XV||Mirza Ghalib Altaf Husain Hali||100|
|Oblique of and as demonstrative pronoun|
|Unit XVI||Bagh-o-Bahar Mir Amman Dehlavi||105|
|Voice (active and passive)|
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