BOOKS
 

Always in progress: "A Desertful of Roses: the Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib." This is an extensive historical and critical commentary on the whole Urdu Divan-e Ghalib. It's by far the biggest piece of academic work I've ever undertaken. I'm creating it as an *online project*, but I plan eventually to publish parts of it in book form as well.

Always in progress: "A Garden of Kashmir: the Ghazals of Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir." This is a commentary on selected verses (chosen and annotated by S. R. Faruqi) from the work of the other great Urdu classical ghazal poet; the work also provides two kinds of indexing for the whole huge kulliyat. It's an *online project* that is now well under way.



In progress: Two volumes for the Murty Classical Library of India, under the editorship of Sheldon Pollock:

Ghalib: Urdu Poetry and Prose, selected, translated, and introduced by FWP and Owen T. Cornwall, forthcoming from Harvard University Press, c.2014

Ghalib: Persian Poetry and Prose, selected, translated, and introduced by Owen T. Cornwall and FWP, forthcoming from Harvard University Press, c.2017


Sources of Indian Traditions, Volume Two: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Ed. by Rachel Fell McDermott, L. A. Gordon, A. T. Embree, FWP, and D. Dalton. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. I also maintain *a website* for the Sources volumes.

Ab-e Hayat: Shaping the Canon of Urdu Poetry. By Muhammad Husain Azad [1880]. Translated by F. W. Pritchett, in association with S. R. Faruqi.  New Delhi:  Oxford University Press, 2001. xv, 474 p. In print. It has a beautiful *cover design* by Adil Mansuri. A slightly corrected version of the whole translation is now *online through DSAL*, with pages hyperlinked to the original Urdu text. And here are some *corrections* compiled by SRF that we will make in any future edition.

An Evening of Caged Beasts: Seven Post-Modernist Urdu Poets.  Selected and introduced by Asif Aslam; translated by F. W. Pritchett and Asif Aslam. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1999. xxxiii, 248 p. In print. Here are *seven of my favorite poems*, one from each poet, with Urdu texts.

Basti (translation of a novel by Intizar Husain). Translated by F. W. Pritchett; with an introduction by M. U. Memon.  New Delhi: Harper/Collins, 1995. xxiv, 287 p. 2nd ed.: 2001. The whole translation is online *on this site*.

Nets of Awareness: Urdu Poetry and its Critics. Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1994.  xvii, 234 p.  [Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1995.] The whole text is available online: *at the Univ. of California Press website*.
[NOTE: There's an error in the Glossary that I've always wished I could correct: zamiin actually includes only the rhyming elements, not the meter as well.]

The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991. xii, 272 p. I'm making available here *all the material I originally translated* for this project (about twice as much as was actually published).

A Listening Game: Poems by Saqi Farooqi. Translations from the Urdu of 35 poems by the modern Pakistani-British poet Saqi Farooqi, and an introduction, by F. W. Pritchett; with a general introduction by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi. London: Lokamaya Press, 1987. 86 p. Second edition: London: Highgate Poets, 2001. In print. Here is *my favorite poem* from it.

Urdu Meter: A Practical Handbook. By F. W. Pritchett and Khaliq Ahmad Khaliq. Madison: South Asian Area Studies Program, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1987. iv, 147 p. The print edition is out of print. There is now a revised *online edition of the whole book* available at this site.

Marvelous Encounters: Folk Romance in Urdu and Hindi. New Delhi: Manohar Publications; and Riverdale, MD: The Riverdale Company, 1985. xiii, 220 p. This was my dissertation; it is now out of print but available *on this site*.

Urdu Literature: A Bibliography of English Language Sources. New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 1979. xvii, 162 p. Long out of date, and out of print. But I am still very fond of *the cover design*.


 
 
SELECTED ARTICLES AND TRANSLATIONS
 

In progress: “Mir as Suffering Curmudgeon: a Historical Hatchet Job, for a festschrift in honor of S. R. Faruqi, ed. by Mehr Afshan Farooqi and Alireza Korangy, forthcoming, 2015: *a draft version*

“A Thicket of Meanings,” a review of Ghalib: Epistemologies of Elegance by Azra Raza and Sara Suleri, Biblio (New Delhi) XIV,7-8 (July-Aug. 2009):32-33: *on this site*

“Lost in Translation” [a reaction to a review by Khushwant Singh of a new anthology of modern Urdu literature], Outlook India website, Jan. 22, 2008: *site*.

“‘The Meaning of the Meaningless Verses’: Ghalib and his Commentators.” A Wilderness of Possibilities: Urdu Studies in Transnational Perspective (a festschrift in honor of C. M. Naim). Ed. by Kathryn Hansen and David Lelyveld. Pp. 251-272. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005. Here is a *DRAFT version*. And here's the final *published form*.

“A Long History of Urdu Literary Culture, Part 2.” Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia. Sheldon Pollock, ed.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Pp. 864-911. Here is a *DRAFT version*; it is not quite the final published form.

“‘The Straw that I Took in my Teeth’: Of Lovers, Beloveds, and Charges of Sexism in the Urdu Ghazal.” Manushi 136 (May-June 2003): [site]. Also: *on this site*.

“Afterword: the First Urdu Bestseller.” The Bride’s Mirror: A Tale of Life in Delhi a Hundred Years Ago. By Nazir Ahmad, trans. by G. E. Ward. New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2001. Pp. 204-223: *on this site*.

“The Sky, the Road, the Glass of Wine: On Translating Faiz.” Annual of Urdu Studies 15 (2000):I,57-76. Available through the *Annual's website*. Here's my own version: *on this site*

“Kaukab's Magic Powers: Strategies for Dastan Translation. Annual of Urdu Studies 15 (2000). Available through the *Annual's website*. [Originally published in *AUS 6 (1987)*.] Here is *the original Urdu text*.

“On Ralph Russell's Reading of the Classical Ghazal.” Annual of Urdu Studies 11 (1996). Available through the *Annual's website*. 

“The World of Amar Chitra Katha.”  In: Media and the Transformations of Religion in South Asia. Lawrence A. Babb and Susan S. Wadley, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.  Pp. 76-106. Available here is a *DRAFT version*.

“A Date List for Urdu Literature--A Work in Progress.” by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Frances W. Pritchett. Annual of Urdu Studies 9 (1994):173-211. Available through the *Annual's website*.This has by now now evolved into *THE DATELIST OF URDU LITERARY FIGURES*, a collaborative online database maintained by Sean Pue with help from Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and FWP.

“Orient Pearls Unstrung: The Quest for Unity in the Ghazal.” Edebiyat NS 4 (1993):119-135: *on this site*

“Azad Goes to a Railway Restaurant” (trans. of an episode from Sarshar’s Fasanah-e Azad). In: Modern Indian Literature: An Anthology, vol. 2. K. M. George, ed. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1993. Pp. 1131-1136. Available *on this site*.

“Lyric Poetry in Urdu: the Ghazal,” by S. R. Faruqi and F. W. Pritchett. Delos 3,3-4 (Winter 1991), pp. 7-12. Available *on this site*. (Contains my translation of Ghalib's {58}.)

“Ghazals by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib,” translated by F. W. Pritchett. Delos 3,3-4 (Winter 1991), pp. 14-27: *on this site*. (Contains my translation of Ghalib's {5} (a second version), {49}, {126}.)

“Scorpion, Cave, Pattern” (trans. of the story “Bichchhu ghar naqsh” by Anwar Sajjad).  In: The Tale of the Old Fisherman: Contemporary Urdu Short Stories.  M. U. Memon, ed. Washington: Three Continents Press, 1991.  Pp. 181-185.

“The Dastan Revival: An Overview.” Annual of Urdu Studies 7 (1990):76-82: *DSAL*.

“Women, Death, and Fate: Sexual Politics in the Dastan-e Amir Hamzah.”  In: Bridging Worlds: Studies on Women in South Asia. Sally J. Sutherland, ed. Berkeley: University of California, Center for South Asian Studies, 1990. Pp. 71-95: *on this site*.

“Emperor of India: Landhaur bin Sadan in the Hamza Cycle.” In: Urdu and Muslim South Asia: Studies in Honour of Ralph Russell. Christopher Shackle, ed. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1989. Pp. 67-75: *on this site*.

“Kaukab’s Magic Powers: Strategies for Dastan Translation.” Annual of Urdu Studies 6 (1987):55-67: *DSAL*. [Republished in *AUS 15 (2000)*.] Here is *the original Urdu text*.

“‘The Chess Players’: from Premchand to Satyajit Ray.” In “Essays on Premchand,” ed. by Carlo Coppola; Journal of South Asian Literature 22,2 (Summer-Fall 1986):65-78: *on this site*.

“Faiz and the Classical Ghazal” (trans. of an Urdu essay by S. R. Faruqi). Trans. in collaboration with the author. The Indian Literary Review 4,1 (January 1986):59-64: *on this site*

“Stalking the Wild Ephemera: Resources for Collecting, Studying, and Preserving South Asian Pamphlet Literature.” South Asia Library Notes and Queries 18 (Spring 1985):6-12: *on this site*.

“Travel Diary” (trans. of a poem by N. M. Rashid). Trans. by S. R. Faruqi and F. W. Pritchett. Annual of Urdu Studies 5 (1985):20-21: *DSAL*.

“Two Ghazals” and “Stanzas from Ghalib” (trans. of poems by Ghalib). New Letters 51,4 (Summer, 1985):126-130: *on this site*. (Contains my translation of Ghalib's {5}; {127}; {174,8}, {49,5}, {105,2}, {71,6}, {71,7}, {71,9}, {35,1}, {35,2}, {35,3}, {35,5}, {35,9}, {23,1}.)

“A Magic Combat from the Tilism-e hoshruba.” India International Centre Quarterly 11,4 (Dec. 1984):379-384: *on this site*. And here is the *Urdu text*.

“Lyric Poetry in Urdu: Ghazal and Nazm.”  By S. R. Faruqi and F. W. Pritchett.  In “The Lyric in India,” ed. by Richard Williams, special number, Journal of South Asian Literature 19,2 (Summer-Fall 1984):111-127: *on this site*. (Contains my translations of Ghalib's *{75} and {80}*.)

“River of Flesh” (trans. of the story “Mañs ka darya” by Kamaleshvar). Journal of South Asian Literature 19,1 (Winter-Spring 1984):69-79.

“‘The Vile World Carnival’:  A Shahr-ashob by Nazir Akbarabadi.”  Trans. by S. R. Faruqi and F. W. Pritchett. Annual of Urdu Studies 4 (1984):24-35: *DSAL*. The translation is also available *on this site*, and the *Urdu text* as well.

“The World Turned Upside Down’:  Shahr ashob as a Genre.” Annual of Urdu Studies 4 (1984):37-41: *DSAL*; also available *on this site*.

“‘In the Presence of the Nightingale’: A Shahr-ashob by Jur’at.” Trans. by S. R. Faruqi and F. W. Pritchett. Annual of Urdu Studies 3 (1983):1-9: *DSAL*. S. R. Faruqi's "Jur'at's Shahr-ashob: An Afterword" appears in the same issue, p. 9-11: *DSAL*. The translation is also available *on this site*, and the *Urdu text* as well.

“The Raw and the Refined: ‘Comedy in rhe Urdu Dastan Tradition.” (A conference paper that never actually got published: *on this site*.

“Vikram, the Vampire, and the Story” [*on this site*] and “Literature and Love” [*on this site*] (translations of essays by Intizar Husain). In “The Writings of Intizar Husain,” ed. by M. U. Memon, special issue of Journal of South Asian Literature 18,2 (Summer-Fall 1983):144-148, 149-152.

“Prithviraj raso:  A Look at the Poem Itself.” Indian Literature 23,5 (Sept.-Oct. 1980):56-75: *on this site*.

“Convention in the Classical Urdu Ghazal: the Case of Mir.” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 3,1 (Fall 1979):60-77: *on this site*.

“Miss Pal” (translation of the Hindi story “Mis Pal” by Mohan Rakesh). Journal of South Asian Literature 14,3-4 (Summer-Fall 1979), pp. 99-118:  *on this site*.


 
 

 
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