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”.
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.
Ali Husain Mir: Urdu, India, and Bollywood
As part of his visit to the Hindi Urdu Flagship, Bollywood lyricist and script writer Ali Husain Mir sat down with HUF associate director Syed Akbar Hyder and former HUF director Herman van Olphen to discuss his background in Urdu and the state of the language in modern India. The interview should provide good listening… Read More
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.
Actress and activist, Shabana Azmi, speaks to HUF students
Shabana Azmi, the well-known Indian actress, social activist, and diplomat, spoke to Hindi Urdu Flagship (HUF) students and the UT community on Wednesday, October 20 in the Texas Union Theater.
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