‘Nari Shakti’ is the Oxford Dictionaries Hindi word of the year

On Saturday, 26 January 2019, the team of Oxford Dictionaries announced its Hindi Word of the Year of 2018 at Jaipur Literature Festival. The word, or the term, which made it to the Oxford lexicography is ‘Nari Shakti’. A representative of Oxford Dictionaries said in a statement, “The Hindi Word of the Year is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of attention and reflects the ethos, mood or preoccupations of the past year”. The term is derived from Sanskrit — Nari refers to woman and Shakti refers to power. "Today the term is used to symbolise women taking charge of their own lives," the statement explained. The Hindi Word of the Year was chosen by the team which represents Oxford Dictionaries in India along with the help of an advisory panel of language experts including Ashok Kumar Sharma, Kritika Agrawal and Namita Gokhale among others. (-IANS)

-Kanchan Agarwal
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