Talk:Kashta, Dukh Aur Shanti (कष्ट, दुख और शांति)

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It is difficult to say much about this book without being fluent in Hindi. There are precious few cues in the e-book, the only source, to indicate chapter beginnings and endings, so even how many chapters is somewhat of a guess. And it gets worse ... We cannot be sure of even the title. The Devanagari rendition of it, appearing on every page, is कशता दुख और शांति. The first word, कशता, is not recognised as a word by G**gle Translate, and appears in very few web pages in connection with "kashta," and few enough on its own to be suspect. In fact, it doesn't take long for a search for कशता to wash up on the shores of "Nonterminating nonsense," (noteno.org). (Yes, Virginia, there IS such a site, with hits # 12-16 for this hapless word.)

I have taken the liberty of replacing this word with कष्ट, likely the "correct" Devanagari version of Kashta, which has the additional merit of meaning something that might go with "Dukh." -- doofus-9 (talk) 22:47, 27 December 2014 (PST)


I have removed the time limiter of "before 1972", as the likely basis for that, the e-book, does not, on further examination, offer anything near certainty on that. No salutations of the pre-1971 style could be found, which might in fact normally imply it is ≥ 1971, but this e-book is so unclear about where chapters start and finish that such an absence cannot be deemed conclusive. -- doofus-9 21:56, 2 February 2017 (UTC)