"Dakani" -- or "Qadim Urdu"?

Saturday April 21, 2012, 10:30-3:30
Columbia University, Knox Hall, room 208


The workshop is sponsored by the South Asia Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. It is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required: *REGISTRATION FORM*


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)


    Sayed Mohamed, *The Value of Dakhni Language and Literature* (Mysore: University of Mysore, 1968)

Peter Gaeffke, *an excerpt from an annotated translation of "Gulshan-e 'ishq"*, done as part of a grant proposal, 1991;
Sample images from this text,
@Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1945-65-22: *image one*; *image two*; *image three* (with thanks to Yael Rice for her help)

David Matthews, "Eighty Years of Dakani Scholarship," *Annual of Urdu Studies, 1993*; also *here*

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, *Early Urdu Literary Culture and History* (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Imre Bangha, *"Rekhta: Poetry in Mixed Language: The Emergence of Khari Boli Literature in North India"*, in Before the Divide: Hindi and Urdu Literary Culture, ed. by Francesca Orsini (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2010 )


*Selections from Sab ras (1636) by Mullah Vaj'hi*, ed. by Javed Vashisht (New Delhi: Aitaqad Publishing House, 1965), provided by Matt Capetola

*Selections from the ghazals of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah* (b.1566; r.1580-1611), provided by Matt Capetola

*Two ghazals by Quli Qutb Shah*, provided by Namrata Kanchan (for the 2018 workshop)

And as a follow-up, here's a very nice *documentary film*
~~ *list of other workshop topics* ~~ *fwp's main page* ~~