This book is designed to serve as a foundation for a competency-based course in Advanced Hindi for students of Hindi as a Second Language. It is also appropriate for those generally interested in such aspects of language control as intensive reading of authentic textual materiials of literary significance, oral production (involving situational conversation, oral presentation, and simultaneous translation), and structured writing using thematiic vocabulary. Such aspects of a competency-based language course as advanced listening comprehension and rapid non-intensive reading can be strengthened with the use of supplementary materials in conjunction with this textbook. Attention drawn in this book to the structural strategies of the more productive constructions and expressions, as well as derivational devices and collocational constraints peculiar to authentic Hindi texts, should also be helpful in enhancing these skills. Review(s) It is an excellent book. Grammatical explanations, explanatory notes on the use of Hindi idioms, word derivations are all very precise and clear. It is a great asset in teaching Hindi to aduance students whose first language is not Hindi. - TASHIN SIDDIQI About the Author(s) DR. SHEELA VERMA, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Department of South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S. She has taught courses in English at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, and in Hindi at the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.