Hindi : an essential grammar
Author: Agnihotri R.K.
This text provides a reader-friendly guide to the structural patterns of modern standard Hindi. Ideal for both independent learners and classroom students alike, this book covers the essentials of Hindi grammar in readable, jargon-free sections.
Key features include:
* sections on the speech sounds of Hindi
* detailed analysis of Hindi sentence structure
* full examples throughout.
Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिनदी), also known as Manak Hindi, High Hindi, Nagari Hindi or Literary Hindi, is a standardised register of Hindustani. It is the official language of India, and is used, along with English, for administration of the central government.  Standard Hindi is a sanskritised register derived from the khariboli dialect. By contrast, the spoken Hindi dialects form an extensive dialect continuum of the Indic language family, bounded on the northwest and west by Punjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati and Marathi; on the southeast by Oriya; on the east by Bengali; and on the north by Nepali.
The regulating authority for Standard Hindi is the Central Hindi Directorate.