Rupert Snell: Social Discourse
Dr. Snell’s talk discusses socio-linguistic diversity in the context of the close but often vexed relationship between Hindi and Urdu, and shows how even the simplest greetings conversations call for an informed sensitivity to matters of register, honorific level, and religio-cultural background.
Rupert Snell: Autobiographies
HUF Director Rupert Snell presents his ongoing research on the autobiographical genre in Hindi. The talk features audio recordings of a number of Hindi Urdu Flagship students, teaching assistants, and faculty reading from a wide variety of Hindi autobiographies.
Tipanya sings Kabir
As part of its festival celebrating the living tradition of song and performance dedicated to the poet Kabir, UT’s Hindi Urdu Flagship hosted a live musical performance by an acclaimed traditional Kabir folk ensemble led by Prahlad Singh Tipanya.
President of India honors former HUF director Herman van Olphen
The President of India, Pratibha Patil, has awarded the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s former (and founding) director Herman van Olphen the extremely prestigious Sir George Grierson award for a lifetime of service towards teaching and promoting the Hindi language. Van Olphen received the award in a special ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential House) on June 20, 2012.