Reverse Transliterations ....

Peter D Banos pdb1 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Thu Sep 11 21:05:01 UTC 1997

On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
> Literature searches for Indian publications from various library catalogs
> throw up some fine specimens of reverse transliterations.

The examples cited are just the tip of the iceberg. My job includes
copy-cataloguing Indian imprints and I see these all the time.
Just this afternoon I handled an item from Ejukeshnal Buk Ha'us
(Educational Book House), and a couple from Atmarama enda Samsa (Atma Ram
and Sons).
It took me the longest time to figure out that the Bengali-language
publishing house "De'ja" wasn't like in "deja vu" but rather "De's."

As for what became of the "Women for Women Research and Study Group," I
will leave it to your imagination...

                                                -Peter D. Banos
                                                pdb1 at

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