MODERN WORKS


=The South Asia Literary Recording Project, by the Library of Congress, with authors in many South Asian languages (including English) reading their own works: [site]

=Annual of Urdu Studies, an indispensable resource for serious students. Current issues, edited by Prof. M. U. Memon, including an archive: [site]. Issues from 1981-1990, edited by Prof. C. M. Naim, online through DSAL: [site]

=Sahitya Akademi, India's national literary association: [site]

=Walt Whitman, "Passage to India," from Leaves of Grass (1900): [site]

=William Butler Yeats, "Mohini Chatterjee," from The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933): [on this site]

=Daniel H. H. Ingalls, "Some Problems in the Translation of Sanskrit Poetry" (1982): [on this site]

=K. R. Malkani, "The Sindh Story" (1984). A narrative dominated by the author's two strong prejudices: a dislike for Muslims (he is a longtime RSS member) and a love of Sindh. Since Sindh is full of Muslims, this produces a lively though very biased account: [site]

=Krishna Sobti, "Ai Ladki" (1991), an excerpt from the Hindi novel translated by Shivanath, in The Little Magazine 1,1: [site]

=Sisir Kumar Das, 1800-1910: Western Impact, Indian Response, vol. 1 of "A History of Indian Literature" (New Delhi: Sahitya Academy, 1991: [site]

=Social Scientist: "Literary History, Region, and Nation in South Asia." Guest editor: Sheldon Pollock. 23, 269-71 (1995): [site]

=Amitav Ghosh, "The Ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi," from the New Yorker, July 17, 1995, pp. 35-41: [site]

=Frontline: "India Independent: the First Fifty Years," Frontline 14,16 (Aug. 9-22, 1997), a special anniversary issue with some excellent articles: [site]; and an issue commemorating Frontline's own 25th anniversary (Jan. 2-15, 2010): [site]

=A. K. Ramanujan, A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997): [site]

=Satyajit Ray: A website devoted to his literary and film work (partly in English, partly in Bengali): [site]

=Prof. Clint Seely provides a reader that includes careful and accurate translations of Bengali devotional lyrics: [site]

=Nirmal Verma,  "A Day's Guest" trans. from the Hindi by Prasenjit R. Gupta, in The Little Magazine 1,5: [site]

=Ikramullah, "The Wind Carried It All Away" (1962), trans. from the Urdu by Moazzam Sheikh: [site]

=Vikram Chandra, "The Cult of Authenticity," in the Boston Review, Feb/Mar 2000: [site]

=James Traub, "Keeping Up With the Shidhayes: India's New Middle Class" (an exceptionally thoughtful look at Aurangabad), New York Times Magazine, April 15, 2001: [on this site]

=Sanjay Subramanyam, "Golden Age Hallucinations," Outlook India, Aug. 20, 2001: [on this site]

=Philip Lutgendorf, "A Superhit Goddess: Jai Santoshi Maa and Caste Hierarchy in Indian Films," Manushi 131 (July-August 2002): [on this site]

=Time Asia: "The Journey Home" 162,6 (August 18-25, 2003). "Time invites some of the Asian diaspora's top writers to embark on physical and mental voyages of return." Authors include: Ved Mehta, Mohsin Hamid, Pankaj Mishra, Shyam Selvadurai, Hamid Karzai: [site]

=William Dalrymple, "Sir Vidia Gets It Badly Wrong," in Outlook Magazine, March 15, 2004: [on this site]; on V. S. Naipaul.

=Amy M. Braverman, "The Interpretation of Gods," University of Chicago Magazine, Dec. 2004: [site]; about recent religio-political conflicts in the study of Hinduism

=Pankaj Mishra, "The Invention of the Hindu," Axess, 2004: [on this site]

=Madhav Deshpande, a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal about the history of Hinduism, Jan 26, 2006: [on this site]

=P. P. Raveendran, "Genealogies of Indian Literature," Economic and Political Weekly, June 24, 2006: [site]; also [on this site]

=Salman Rushdie, "The Shelter of the World", New Yorker, Feb. 25, 2008: [site]; a story about Akbar

=C. M. Naim: an overview of his work: [on this site]

=(just for fun:) "Lexicon of Indian Journalese": [on this site]


 
 

 
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