The Indian language of Marathi is spoken by over 50 million people world-wide. It is the dominant language of Bombay, the world's second most populous city, and the surrounding areas. This concise coursebook, specially designed for self-study, is the perfect introduction. The lessons emphasise learning the spoken language. Special attention is given to proper pronunciation and grammar is explained with an eye towards the practical. The book offers a firm grounding in the language to both students and travellers.