Rajpal Advanced Learner's Hindi-English Dictionary is the culmination of Dr. Hardev Bahri's lifelong expertise and experience. Dr. Bahri is acknowledged as India's foremost lexicographer whose contribution in this field is unparalleled. Dr. Bahri's most important contribution has been the introduction of the concept of a "learner's" dictionary which, with its emphasis on examples and usage goes beyond providing mere word meanings and actually teaches the use of the language.
The first Indian bilingual dictionary based on this concept was the Rajpal Learner's Hindi-English Dictionary. Published in 1980, and in print since then, it is recognised as an important landmark in the field of bilingual dictionaries. While realising the important contribution that this dictionary has made to generations of students, Dr. Bahri was keenly aware of the need to make it more relevant to today's users of Hindi, both within and outside India.
With this objective of fulfilling the need for a more contemporary and comprehensive dictionary, Dr. Bahri devoted ten years to creating and compiling this two-volume Rajpal Advanced Learner's Hindi-English Dictionary.
Comprehensive and Contemporary
Over 85,000 words, phrases and entries providing exhaustive coverage of contemporary Hindi
Provides comprehensive meaning of each Hindi word in simple English
New words and meaning provides an up-to-date view of Hindi
Includes words not commonly found in other dictionaries
Build Vocabulary and Language Competence
Emphasis on the correct use of words through examples
Phrases, idioms, proverbs, colloquial terms and grammatical variations associated with each word enrich the user's vocabulary
Several useful appendices improve language competence and skill
An Authoritative and Essential Reference
Edited by Dr. Hardev Bahri - India's foremost lexicographer
Created for today's user of Hindi, especially non-resident Indians and foreign students learning and using Hindi
An essential reference for all libraries, universities, colleges, schools, offices, scholars, translators, teachers and students