HUF publishes digital edition of popular Braj Bhasha reader
The Hindi Urdu Flagship has just published a free digital version of Rupert Snell’s classic introduction to Braj Bhasha, the wonderful medieval ancestor of modern Hindi. The book is available both online and as a downloadable PDF. There are a number of options for the PDF download including high-resolution, small file-size, and individual chapters.
HUF launches major new website focused on the language of medicine
Friends and supporters of HUF nationwide gathered in Austin this week to celebrate the launch of a major new website focused on documenting and teaching the specialized language of healthcare in South Asia. Language for Health (hindiurduhealth.org) is the product of three years of substantial collaboration between HUF, The University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, and New York University.
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.
HUF hosts national symposium on Hindi
In honor of Asian Studies professor Herman van Olphen and his long-serving career in Hindi pedagogy, HUF hosted a symposium entitled Hindi in Texas and Beyond on Saturday, April 10 in the Meyerson Conference Room. The day-long event featured presentations from both Austin-based and national Hindi scholars. Videos of the individual presentations can be found in our Lectures and Performances archive.