As part of a week-long celebration of the centenary of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, The Hindi Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas at Austin hosted a series of lectures by the renowned Urdu critic and historian, Shamim Hanfi. In this informal talk, Hanfi discusses some interesting moments in the complicated history of Urdu and Hindi.
Hanfi is widely regarding as a leading Urdu literary critic in contemporary India. He is Professor Emeritus of Urdu Studies at Jamia Milia Islamia University in New Delhi. Hanfi’s separate talk on Manto can be found at http://hindiurduflagship.org/manto