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Oxford University Press launches ‘English-English-Bengali Dictionary’

Malabika Sarkar, Vice Chancellor, Presidency University presided as Chief Guest

March 10, 2014 11:27 IST | India Infoline News Service

Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press announces the launch of the Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary. The Oxford brand is synonymous with the world's most trusted dictionaries and the Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary is the most recent dictionary published by Oxford University Press India. Professor Malabika Sarkar, Vice Chancellor of Presidency University unveiled the dictionary and expressed her views on the significance of this dictionary.


The Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary is specially compiled for learners of English, teachers, translators and general readers.  First of its kind published by Oxford, it draws upon the Press’s rich and varied tradition of publishing trusted dictionaries throughout the world. This dictionary is comprehensive and authoritative with an outstanding coverage of world English including ‘Indian English’. It also includes essential scientific and technical vocabulary, over 200 illustrations, and detailed notes on grammar. The appendix carries a list of suffixes and prefixes also translated in Bengali for learners of English. It is priced Rs. 585.


Highlights of the English-English-Bengali Dictionary are:

  • Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi spellings
  • up-to-date wordlist with related phrasal verbs and idioms
  • thousands of example sentences and collocations
  • wide range of scientific and technical vocabulary from various curriculum subjects
  • words from current usage including Indian English, relevant to the Indian subcontinent
  • accurate pronunciations in English and Bengali
  • explanatory meanings and synonyms in English and Bengali
  • detailed and helpful notes on English grammar, vocabulary and usage, confusable words in Bengali
  • prefixes and suffixes along with their translation in Bengali

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