Saturday, February 6, 2010








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Türk İşbirliği Ve Kalkınma İdaresi Başkanlığı
... Ahmet Mutahir, Avrupa-Orta Asya İlişkileri. Singh K. Gajendra, Türki
Dillerin Hindustani Dillerin Evrimi ve Gelişmesine Katkısı. ... - 22k -
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 -in your excellent paper... your brilliant  historical research--- .

PN Haksar.; Principal Advisor to PM Indira Gandhi,

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of India, Diplomat etc.


Thanks for your scholarly thesis.... I  read with renewed  interest  your  paper  on  the  influence  of  Turkish on our language.......  -  a  lot of erudition has gone into it-- we can discuss it when  you  come  to Delhi.....

S. Khuswant Singh; Historian, writer , journalist, member of Parliament .


“I read the article with great interest, since precisely the same thing had been one  of the main discoveries  of  my own earlier research into the  phenomenon of  India ( South Asia ) as a * linguistic area * , culminating in a book (1976) and several articles The “discovery” was that many putative “South Asian “ features turn out, if we only deign to examine their full distributions , to extend beyond the sub-continent, and to be shared with the languages of  Central Asia  in  particular.


It seems  you have with very astute observation independently discovered many of the  same shared features  I  noted , plus a few additional ones.

Colin P. Masica, Professor Emeritus , South Asian Languages & Civilizations and Linguistics ,University of Chicago.


I  read your paper with great interest... the  most  comprehensive  study of  the South Asian ‘linguistic area’ was done by Prof. Colin Masica, University of his book... you might find another  of his books quite informative...

Prof. Alice Davison  , Dept of Linguistics,   University of Iowa.


Thank you.. for  the  very interesting enclosure.. shown to ..Dr Erica Gilson, who ,specialises in Turkish Linguistics and has shown great interest..

Prof.  Bernard  Lewis, Princeton University , New Jersey.


... I am very much interested in’”  languages in contact” and how , in  addition to lexical borrowings, languages of different typologies may be affected. As you correctly point out. very little systematic research  has been carried out regarding the relationship between the languages of the sub- continent and the Turkic  languages  ....Perhaps we can pursue the matter jointly..

Prof. Erika H. Gilson, Princeton  University., New  Jersey.


Thank you... for the  interesting and  intriguing  paper.....I have very much enjoyed reading your article. You  have  laid out  the  issues with great  clarity, and in a way which helps to remove the current distortions  brought to the  field  of  language  use  in India ...Your specific  comments on similarities between Hindustani and Turkish are also very interesting...

Dr. Rupert Snell , Head of Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia.

School of Oriental and African  Studies, University of  London.   .


I found your article very informative, and I was quite amazed to learn about the Turkic influences on Hindustani, though it makes sense, and I entirely agree with you that linguistic interaction and translation proceeds differently from the imposition of foreign rule...

Gyan  Prakash, Associate Professor, Dept. of History , Princeton University.


I find your paper both scholarly  and  interesting( and agree entirely with your  opening remarks regarding the artificiality of the Hindi / Urdu divide ...)

Philip Lutgendorf , Associate Prof. of Hindi and Modern  Indian Studies,    .     .         Iowa University, Iowa..


I  am grateful for the off-print of  your fascinating article  in the “Foreign Policy” It  looks  very  impressive. I do hope you will continue to conduct further studies on this highly interesting topic and publish them.

Talat S.  Halman, Chairman, Dept of Near Eastern Languages and Literature

New York  University, New York.


..I  read with profit and pleasure ..your article agree that there is a great deal of ignorance about the influence of Turkic languages on the languages of India. I know of  no study which explores this influence in a serious manner and you have  certainly  taken an important step...

Feroz Ahmed, Prof. of History & University Research Professor,

University of Massachusetts,  Boston.


--the erudite Ambassador of the Republic of India in Ankara K. Gajendra Singh has prepared a very interesting cultural study on the influence of Turkic languages on Indian languages , suggestive of the linguistic integration in South Asia.

Seyfi Tashan , Director , Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara.


...   The  issues  raised. by the  author ....are relevant to scholars and students of linguistics and to those  who wish to work on the  history and grammar of   Hindustani.. serious paper ..on a hitherto little explored area  of linguistic relation ship between Turkish and Hindustani in a Historical perspective.

Prof. Suraj Bhan Singh, Chairman  , Commission for  Scientific and

Technical Commission, Dept of  Education, Govt of India, New Delhi



Sent and published in the quarterly Journal of The Foreign Policy Institute , Ankara and “Eurasia ” , journal ( in Turkish and English version ) published by TICA ,Turkish Govt. Agency for Cooperation . Permission conveyed to  “ Man and Development “, India .

Reproduced in Turkish Daily News, Ankara , Forum, Azeri Magazine and “Siyasat” , Urdu Daily , Heyderabad, India. Mentioned in “ Spanish language and the World”  by the University of Valladolid,  Spain. Criticised in Turkish fundamentalist media.

The article has been made available on internet by Universities etc in US, Turkey and India since 1995






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