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OUP India launches English-Bengali dictionary

OUP India launches English-Bengali dictionary

07 August 2013

OUP India launched the Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary on 2 August, providing an important new tool for language learners.

The dictionary is the first of its kind published by OUP and adds to OUP India’s its growing range of bilingual dictionaries. 

It provides pronunciations in English and Bengali and has a detailed section with notes on English grammar, vocabulary, usage, and confusable words in Bengali.  It also includes essential scientific and technical vocabulary, and has more than 200 illustrations. The appendix carries a list of suffixes and prefixes also translated into Bengali.

Ranjan Kaul, Managing Director, OUP India said: ‘The Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary fills a serious gap in resource materials for teaching and learning of English. This dictionary is far more comprehensive and specially designed to serve as a comprehensive aid to English language learners. As a department of the University of Oxford, we are committed to high-quality publishing that upholds the advancement of education, research, and scholarship. I am confident that this dictionary will meet the growing needs and aspirations of English language learners.’

Dr Moitreyee Mitra, co-editor of the dictionary said: ‘This English-English-Bengali dictionary is unique since the collected words in this dictionary are close to the heart of common people. We had to be decisive about its characteristics and how it can enrich the user’s vocabulary, and we sincerely hope that learners of English will find this dictionary informative and valuable.’

OUP India has been operating for more than 100 years, publishing a range of educational and academic title for a variety of audiences.

Find out more at the OUP India website.