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Saturday April 17, 2010, 10:30-3:30
Columbia University, Knox Hall, room 208
The workshop is sponsored by the South Asia Institute and the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. It is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required:

This year the workshop honors the memory of Prof. Aditya Behl of the University of Pennsylvania, dear friend of many of us and co-host of this workshop series. His sudden death at the age of 43 was a sad loss to South Asian studies in general, and above all to students of Hindi/Urdu literature.

Workshop schedule:
10:00-10:30 coffee ~~ 10:30-12:30: readings
12:30-1:30: lunch ~~ 1:30-3:30: discussion
(copies of selected parts of this material will be made available at the workshop itself and will be read and discussed)

*Bagh-o-Bahar (the Qissah of the Four Darvesh)*

*Baital pachchisi (the Twenty-five [tales] of the Baital)*


*An attempt at compiling a Fort William bibliography*

*Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, 'Early Urdu Literary Culture and History', Chapter 1* (on Gilchrist and Hindi/Urdu)

*J. B. Gilchrist, 'The General East India Guide', Appendix II* (on his theories of language)

*Rita Raley "A Teleology of Letters; or, From a 'Common Source' to a Common Language"* (on Gilchrist and Hindi/Urdu)

*Muhammad Sadiq, from 'A History of Urdu Literature'*, Delhi, 1984 [1964] (denying the importance of Fort William)

*Ram Babu Saksena, from 'A History of Urdu Literature'*, Allahabad, 1940 [1927] (emphasizing the importance of Fort William)

*Shaista Akhtar Banu Suhrawardy, 'A Critical Survey of the Development of the Urdu Novel and Short Story' (1945), Chapter II* (emphasizing the importance of Fort William)

*Tara Chand, 'The Problem of Hindustani', Chapter 3* (Allahabad, 1944) (on nomenclature)

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