Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal launches new book at HUF
Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal visited the Hindi Urdu Flagship on April 11, 2013 to launch her new book “The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide”.
Famed Urdu broadcaster Abul Hasan Naghmi visits HUF
On Tuesday, April 19th, the Hindi Urdu Flagship hosted a talk by famed Pakistani radio broadcaster Abul Hasan Naghmi. The talk, entitled Josh Malihabadi: Devotion and Doubt, was a wonderful exploration of Naghmi’s personal recollections of Malihabadi and his contribution to Urdu literature and culture.
An Urdu Novelist’s Journey and the Making of a Post-Partition Muslim
HUF students and faculty joined the wider UT community to hear UT’s own Afsar Mohammad present his recent work on counter-narratives to nationalism in Deccani Urdu fiction.
HUF Director presents research on autobiographical writing in Hindi
On Feb 25th, HUF Director Rupert Snell presented his recent work on the diverse genre of autobiographical writing in Hindi. The talk, entitled Autobiography is Another Story: “Lives” in Hindi, featured audio recordings of a number of Hindi Urdu Flagship students, teaching assistants, and faculty reading from a wide variety of Hindi autobiographies.
HUF hosts popular seminar on Urdu language politics
Students and faculty packed the Meyerson Conference Room to hear Kavita Datla’s wonderful presentation on Urdu language politics in early 20th century Hyderabad. Datla’s talk provided a nuanced take on the political struggles over India’s multiple linguistic traditions and enlisted a lively and informative question and answer session