Discovering Aryan and Dravidian in British India: A tale of two cities

@article{Trautmann2004DiscoveringAA,
  title={Discovering Aryan and Dravidian in British India: A tale of two cities},
  author={T. Trautmann},
  journal={Historiographia Linguistica},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={33-58}
}
  • T. Trautmann
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • Historiographia Linguistica
  • SUMMARYBritish India was an especially fruitful site for the development of historical linguistics. Four major, unanticipated discoveries were especially associated with the East India Company: those of Indo-European, Dravidian, Malayo-Polynesian and the Indo-Aryan nature of Romani. It is argued that they came about in British India because the European tradition of language analysis met and combined with aspects of the highly sophisticated Indian language analysis. The discoveries of Indo… CONTINUE READING
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