You Dowlath?

Dacalti, Dowlath, Ambeal, Appalika, Vootanda etc are some of the Madras Baashai words. When one spots a “Dowlath Towers” in Taylors Road, the Family Name “Dowlath” is forgotten and the Madras Baashai meaning of “Are you an Upper Class citizen” in colloquial terms comes to the mind.

4 comments on “You Dowlath?”

  1. ‘Dowlat’ means wealth in Hindi / Urdu… This word in Madras Bhaashai is news to me!

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  2. ‘Dowlat’ means wealth in Hindi / Urdu. This word in Madras Bhaashai is news to me!

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  3. Many Madras Bhasai words are actually Urdu, Telugu, Sanskrit words – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Bashai

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  4. How do you use it in a sentence?

    Ram : “Nee periya Dowlath’a” could be a phrase in Madras Baashai.

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