Razm-o-bazm I: Poetry of War
Saturday April 11, 2015, 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:


Workshop schedule:
10:00-10:30 coffee
10:30-12:30: Reading and discussion 

12:30-1:30: lunch
1:30-3:30: Reading and discussion 

Urdu romances are often said to be about razm-o-bazm, 'warfare and elegant gatherings'.
This year's workshop will take a comparative look at martial poetry from various South Asian literary traditions; next year (2016), we will look comparatively at the poetry of elegant gatherings.


Packets will be available in hard-copy form at the workshop itself, and in pdf form, a week before the workshop, right here:
(NOTE: our packets will be double-sided; if you prefer single-sided, you might want to print one out for yourself)


=="Bazm and razm" at the *Metropolitan Museum of Art*

==A selection from "Himmat Bahadur Virudavali" by Padmakar, provided by Allison Busch, Vijay Pinch, and Dalpat Purohit: *text*; *glossary*; *trans.*

==*"Making the war come alive: dingal poetry and Padmakar's Himmatbahadurvirudavali"*, by Dalpat Rajpurohit

=="Prithvisimh varta," by Hariray, provided by Justin Ben-Hain: *text*; *trans.*

==An excerpt from "Kesarsingh gun raso," provided by Tyler Williams: *intro, text, glossary, notes*

==An excerpt from Mulla Da'ud's Chandayan, provided by Rich Cohen: *intro, text, trans.*

==Background information on the Chandayan: *on this site*

==A marsiyah excerpt by Mir Anis, provided by Mehr Farooqi: *text, trans., glossary*; *the whole marsiyah*

==Another whole *marsiyah* by Mir Anis, with many helps and much explanatory material (vs. 88-104 selected by Fauzia Farooqui)

==A third Anis marsiyah excerpt, provided by Fauzia Farooqui: *text*; *glossary*

==On the martial demands of passion: Ghalib: *G{7,1}* and *G{112,9}*; and Mir: M{144,5}; M{731,4}
Questions or problems: <fp7@columbia.edu>
== *list of other workshop topics* == *fwp's main page* ==