As of 2015, Nicholas Awde's "Urdu Dictionary and Phrasebook" and "The Oxford Urdu-English Dictionary," which is written by S. M. Salimuddin, Suhail Anjum, Rauf Parekh and Tariq Mahmud, are popular Urdu dictionaries, according to Amazon.com. Awde's book offers both Urdu to English and English to Urdu translations.
Awde's "Urdu Dictionary and Phrasebook" contains more than 4,000 entries, covering both words and phrases. It also covers basic Urdu grammar and offers practical cultural information, making it ideal for travelers and diplomats.
"The Oxford Urdu-English Dictionary" offers extensive coverage of Urdu words, phrases and idioms, including both scientific and technological terminology. It features 85,000 entries, including definitions, meanings and etymology. It covers both the classic and modern language originating from such places as Delhi, Lucknow and Lahore.