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Title: How to Learn Urdu/Persian ?
Post by: Abhay on January 08, 2011, 05:19:32 PM
I still have to learn to read Persian. Are there any good books to learn Urdu/Persian??

Abhay
Title: Akbar, Dam. Mint: Chittor. AH 1001
Post by: Oesho on January 08, 2011, 07:10:57 PM
There must be dozens in India. There is a series of: Learn (language) trough English. I have these for Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, etc.
Besides there are several school books, which teaches very basic Urdu to start with. Next are several dictionaries. Particular a dictionary Urdu-English-Hindi is very helpful.
To be able to read and speak it you may try a Muslim tutor. You must be able to find them in Gwalior too. Twelve months training will give you sufficient experience to read coin inscription, what is of course the major aim to understand the script.
Title: Akbar, Dam. Mint: Chittor. AH 1001
Post by: Coinsforever on January 09, 2011, 01:43:56 AM
Few of links may be useful for all who are interested to learn Urdu , including myself.

1.Dictionary http://telepk.com/urdu/urdu-dictionary/ (http://telepk.com/urdu/urdu-dictionary/)
2.Learning  http://www.languageshome.com/ (http://www.languageshome.com/)   another http://www.languageshome.com/English-Urdu.htm (http://www.languageshome.com/English-Urdu.htm)
2.Books http://www.indiaclub.com/Shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=8804 (http://www.indiaclub.com/Shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=8804)

Try & Give your feeback

Cheers ;D
Title: Akbar, Dam. Mint: Chittor. AH 1001
Post by: Abhay on January 09, 2011, 02:00:17 AM
Thanks for the replies, Oesho and Ajay.

I tried all the links but the problem is that none of these links actually show you the PERSIAN SCRIPT. They are all in English script. I doubt whether Persian fonts have been designed till now for the Computer.

I think the best place to look for Urdu books would be the booksellers behind the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi area. May be today or tomorrow I will buy some good books.

Abhay
Title: Re: How to Learn Urdu/Persian ?
Post by: Coinsforever on January 09, 2011, 02:11:53 AM
Refer this link with nice illustration http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/urdu/ (http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/urdu/)

You will find lot of books on every subject
 at DARYA GANJ sunday market.


I heard from next week Sunday Market  will remain closed due to forthcoming Republic Day of India - on 26th January .
Title: Re: How to Learn Urdu/Persian ?
Post by: akona20 on January 09, 2011, 03:51:50 AM
I first started with "Urdu for All" An Introduction to Urdu Script from the National Council for promotion of Urdu Language New Delhi. They have a great range of books and I got it through the "Exotic India" site. You can get a whole series of publications through them.

It is not so difficult if the script is straight forward, however as we all know there is a certain degree of artistic licence on the coins and that is what takes the effort.