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 The Romance(?) of the Rainy Season

Saturday April 7, 2018, 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 will be possible starting one month before the workshop:


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


As much as possible, materials in the workshop packet will be available in both scripts, and/or in transliteration. Packets will be available in hard-copy form at the workshop itself, and in pdf form, a week before the workshop, right here:

(Our packets will be double-sided; if you prefer single-sided, you might want to print one out for yourself)


Two Dakani rainy-season ghazals by *Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah* (r.1580-1612), provided by Namrata B. Kanchan

Selections from the barah-masa in the 'Kavi-priya' of *Keshavdas* (1601), provided by Allison Busch

A Braj Bhasha verse by *Sundardas* (1596-1689), provided by Dalpat Rajpurohit

An ecological perspective from the 'Saiki' of *Jaichand* (about the years 1658-1714), provided by Dipti Khera

A mukhammas, 'Barsat-- aur phislan', by *Nazir Akbarabadi* (1735-1830), provided by Fran Pritchett
Ghalib's ode to the spring/rainy season: G{49}
a discussion of divergent seasons: G{49,4}

Ghalib's trials during one particular rainy season (1862): G{48,7}

'The Romance of the Rainy Season', Urdu ghazal verses provided by Aftab Ahmad;
and a special compressed version for the packet: 'The Pain and Romance of the Rainy Season'


Questions or problems: <fp7@columbia.edu>

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