From Amir Hamzah to Chandrakanta--
How Long a Journey?

Saturday April 20, 2013, 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: Amir Hamzah readings and discussion

12:30-1:30: lunch
1:30-3:30: Chandrakanta readings and discussion


(copies of selected parts of this material will be made available at the workshop itself and will be read and discussed)

Allison Busch and Arthur Dudney, *an excerpt from Chandrakanta, with glossary*; *an Urdu script version of the excerpt*

Deeksha Gajbhiye, *some high points in Chandrakanta*

 Arthur Dudney, *"Keeping the Magic Alive: How Devakanandan Khatri's Chandrakanta, the First Hindi Best-seller, Navigates Modernity and the Fantastical" (2009)*

Deeksha Gajbhiye, *"Candrakanta: Bringing the Dastan Closer Home" (2011)*

Aman Kumar, *"Chandrakanta and Society" (2011)*

Pasha M. Khan, *"A Handbook for Storytellers: the Tiraz ul-akhbar and the Qissa Genre" (2010)*

Francesca Orsini, *"Chandrakanta and Early Hindi Fiction in Banaras"*, from Print and Pleasure: Popular Literature and Entertaining Fictions in Colonial North India (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2009)

Frances W. Pritchett, *an online overview of the Hamzah cycle and the Urdu dastan tradition (1991)*

FWP, "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*.

FWP, "The Dastan Revival: An Overview," *AUS 1990*

FWP, "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*.

FWP, "Kaukab's Magic Powers: Strategies for Dastan Translation," *AUS 1987*
[reprinted *AUS 2000*]. With the *Urdu text* here.

FWP, "A Magic Combat from the Tilism-e hoshruba," India International Centre Quarterly 11,4 (Dec. 1984), pp. 379-384: *on this site*. With the *Urdu text* here.

FWP, "The Raw and the Refined: Comedy in the Urdu Dastan Tradition." An early conference paper that never actually got published: *on this site*

~~ *list of other workshop topics* ~~ *fwp's main page* ~~