• September 28, 2011

New series on Hindi poetry

HUF is pleased to introduce our newest web feature, Kāvyārtha — an interactive guided tour of unique moments in Hindi poetry. In this collection of online articles, HUF director Rupert Snell focuses on poetic structure and aesthetics as a means of approaching the artha (the meanings and ends) of kāvya (poetry) in Hindi. The series begins with a focus on Braj and Awadhi, it will gradually expand to encompass Khari Boli and modern Hindi poetry.

For a taste of Kāvyārtha‘s riches, you can watch (below) renowned Kabir singer Prahlad Singh Tipanya’s rendition of a hitherto unknown dohā. More work by the mysterious poet behind this couplet is presented and discussed in the ‘Anon‘ section of Kāvyārtha.

As always, please feel free to contact us at resources@hindiurduflagship.org with any questions or comments.