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Origin and Development of the Bengali Language, The


Origin and Development of the Bengali Language, The (1926) is a treatise by suniti kumar chatterji. Highly acclaimed by both Indian and European scholars, the book is still considered a benchmark on how to analyse Indo-Aryan philology.

The book has two major parts. Part I contains Introduction, Phonology and Part II: Morphology and Bengali Index. In later editions, a third part was added later. It is entitled Supplementary, Additions and Corrections etc. Suniti Kumar used both descriptive and comparative methods to analyse Bangla. The Indian, European and Central Asian languages that directly or indirectly influenced the formation of the Bangla language have been discussed in detail in the book. It is an essential reading for teachers, students and scholars of Bangla language and literature. [Mohammad Daniul Huq]