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INTRODUCTION
Jason:Hi everyone, I’m Jason.
Neha:And I’m Neha!
Jason:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hindi Vocabulary, Lesson 25:Writers! In this lesson, you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are 5 writers in India. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HindiPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jason:In this lesson, you’ll learn the names of writers in India. These are 5 writers that are popular in India, which means you’ll hear these words a lot!
Jason:Neha, what’s our first word?
Neha:सलमान रुशदी
Jason:Salman Rushdie
Neha:(slow) सलमान रुशदी (regular) सलमान रुशदी
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:सलमान रुशदी
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:English writer Salman Rushdie mixes historical fiction with magical realism.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) सलमान रुशदी एक ब्रिटिश भारतीय उपन्यासकार हैं|
Jason:Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist.
Neha:(slow) सलमान रुशदी एक ब्रिटिश भारतीय उपन्यासकार हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:विक्रम सेठ
Jason:Vikram Seth
Neha:(slow) विक्रम सेठ (regular) विक्रम सेठ
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:विक्रम सेठ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Vikram Seth has studied several languages.
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Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) विक्रम सेठ एक भारतीय कवि और उपन्यासकार हैं|
Jason:Vikram Seth is an Indian poet and novelist.
Neha:(slow) विक्रम सेठ एक भारतीय कवि और उपन्यासकार हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:अरुंधती राय
Jason:English - Arundhati Roy
Neha:(slow) अरुंधती राय (regular) अरुंधती राय
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:अरुंधती राय
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Arundhati Roy writes on many social, environmental, and political issues.
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Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) अरुंधती रॉय ने ""गाड ऑफ स्माल थिंग्स"" के लिए बुकर पुरस्कार जीता
Jason:Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for "The God of Small Things".
Neha:(slow) अरुंधती रॉय ने ""गाड ऑफ स्माल थिंग्स"" के लिए बुकर पुरस्कार जीता
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:मुंशी प्रेमचंद
Jason:Hindi - Premchand
Neha:(slow) मुंशी प्रेमचंद (regular) मुंशी प्रेमचंद
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:मुंशी प्रेमचंद
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Premchand is one of the most celebrated writers of India.
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Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) प्रेमचंद हिन्दी - उर्दू साहित्य के एक प्रसिद्ध लेखक थे|
Jason:Premchand was a famous writer of Hindi-Urdu literature.
Neha:(slow) प्रेमचंद हिन्दी - उर्दू साहित्य के एक प्रसिद्ध लेखक थे|
Jason:Okay, what’s the last word?
Neha:रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर
Jason:Bengali - Rabindranath Tagore
Neha:(slow) रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर (regular) रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore started writing poetry when he was eight years old.
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Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर ने भारत के राष्ट्रीय गान की रचना की|
Jason:Rabindranath Tagore composed the national anthem of India.
Neha:(slow) रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर ने भारत के राष्ट्रीय गान की रचना की|
QUIZ
Jason:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Neha will give you the Hindi – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Neha:सलमान रुशदी
[pause]Jason:Salman Rushdie
Neha:विक्रम सेठ
[pause]Jason:Vikram Seth
Neha:अरुंधती राय
[pause]Jason:Arundhati Roy
Neha:मुंशी प्रेमचंद
[pause]Jason:Premchand
Neha:रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर
[pause]Jason:Rabindranath Tagore

Outro

Jason:There you have it – 5 writer names in India! We have a more complete list at HindiPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Neha:शुक्रिया (Śukriyā)

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Have you read the works of any famous Hindi writer? 

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Hi Marie,


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Looking forward to seeing you often here.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Marie R PUJALTE
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😄 So happy to know 5 famous writers in India. I knew only about Rabindranath Tagore. I am moved to know he wrote the national anthem of India.

I will start to read!

Thank you