April 13, 2016

to the editor regarding renaming of the Indian city Gurgaon (Mukul Dube)

The idiot who thought of re-naming Gurgaon clearly does not know that the first syllable in the name represents the form of sugar called GUR. It has nothing to do with the word "guru". This is trampling over both the language and history itself. In Punjabi, "guru" has been shortened to "gur" to give words like Gurmukhi and gurdvara -- but Punjabi is not the language of the Gurgaon region.

Mukul Dube
D504 Purvasha (Anand Lok) Apts.
Mayur Vihar 1
Delhi 110091
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