Readership: Anyone interested in the development of the language and the history and literature of British India, as well as students of linguistics, colonial and post-colonial literature and history, and cultural history.
Henry Yule and A. C. Burnell
Kate Teltscher has written about Indian literature and colonial works for both an academic and general readership. Her book The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet (Bloomsbury, 2006; Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2007) was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography.
"Everyone interested in British India should have a copy." - Andrew Robinson, The Independent
"[Hobson-Jobson] is a work of extraordinary Victorian scholarship, compiled over 14 years. At the same time, it's an eccentric compilation of the language and lore of British India, with the same delightfully rambling, anecdotal quality as, say Brewer's Phrase & Fable, though slightly more reliable." - John Morril, The Tablet
"Hobson-Jobson is a classic of British teamwork. Its editors, Yule and Burnell, should be as celebrated as Gilbert and Sullivan, Liddell and Scott or Fortnum and Mason. For Hobson-Jobson is
a rare dictionary that can be read for pleasure, like an old edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable." - Christopher Howse, Sunday Telegraph