Yaron Matras is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. He is editor of the journal Romani Studies and has written a number of books on Romani language and history including Romani in Britain: The afterlife of Language, Romani: A Linguistic Introduction and, most recently, I Met Lucky People: The Story of Romani Gypsies.
Interviews with Yaron Matras
Their language indicates they originated in India, but the music they play is world music. Some will tell your fortune but they don't believe in supernatural powers. Yaron Matras recommends the best books and dispels some common myths about Gypsies.