Ayesha Jalal: Partition
Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal discusses her new book, The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide. Jalal’s book offers the first in-depth look in English at the influential Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955).
Ali Asani to speak on Khoja identity in South Asia
Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, returns to the Hindi Urdu Flagship on Thursday, April 19 to give a seminar on Khoja Identity in South Asia at 3.30pm in WCH 4.118. Asani’s talk is entitled From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: Rearticulations of Khoja identity in South Asia.
HUF students and faculty discuss Hindi in translation
The Hindi Urdu Flagship recently hosted eminent Hindi scholar Harish Trivedi from the University of Delhi. As part of his visit, Trivedi conducted a roundtable discussion on issues of translation with members of the UT community, including a number of HUF students and faculty.