Insha'allah Khan 'Insha' (1756-1817) and "Rani Ketaki ki kahani" (1803): a workshop

Saturday April 21st, 2007, 10:30-3:30
Columbia University, School of International Affairs, Room 1134 (enter from 118th St.)
The workshop is sponsored by the Southern Asian Institute and the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required:

Workshop schedule:
10:00-10:30 coffee ~~ 10:30-12:30: Texts
12:30-1:30: lunch ~~ 1:30-3:30: Contexts

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(hard copies of selected parts of this material will be made available at the workshop itself and will form the basis of discussion)

*Rani Ketaki ki kahani, in Urdu script* (with *introductory material and glossary by 'Abd ul-Haq*)
*Rani Ketaki ki kahani, in Devanagari script* (with *introductory material by Shyamsundardas*)


Muhammad Husain Azad, in Ab-e hayat (1883 [1880]), on Insha: *part 1*; *part 2*; Azad also quotes a passage of illustrative dialogue from *Darya-e latafat*

David Lelyveld, "Zuban-e Urdu-e Mu'alla and the Idol of Linguistic Origins," Annual of Urdu Studies 9 (1994): [site]

Ralph Russell, "Some Notes on Hindi and Urdu," Annual of Urdu Studies 11 (1996): [site]


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