Materials prepared by Aftab Ahmad
Most of these texts have been slightly edited for
the use of students, and the glossaries are still in draft form.
Later versions will be supplied as they become available.
Reader for Urdu for Heritage Speakers II, Spring 2014 --
Mukhtasar Afsane (texts and serial glossaries*
"This reader contains Urdu and Hindi short stories in
Urdu script. They are based on themes like child labor, women's
issues, corruption, and communal riots. It also contains a
couple of humorous stories."
*Advanced Urdu Readings (a
compilation, texts and serial glossaries)*
An index of the contents, with page numbers
Manto stories: "Toba Tek Singh"; "Khol do"; "Ji aya"
Nazir Ahmad story: "'Aql ki narasa'i"
Sir Sayyid story: "Ta'assub"
Two translations into Urdu by Aftab Ahmad
Muhammad Husain Azad: a passage from "Darbar-e Akbari*
Shibli Nu'mani: a passage from "Safar-namah"
Ghazals by Mir, Ghalib, Iqbal
Nazms by Iqbal, Faiz, Kishwar Naheed, Sahir Ludhianvi
*"Shahr-e do qissah" by
Mushtaque Ahmad Yusufi*
An excerpt from "Aab-e gum," with serial glossary
*"Advanced Urdu materials"
(texts and serial glossaries)*
Sharar: an excerpt from "Bazm-e qudrat"
*"A letter and a
ghazal of Ghalib's" (texts and serial glossaries)*
Muhammad Zaka'ullah: "Haya"
Hali: an excerpt from "Yadgar-e Ghalib"
Mir Amman: "Sair pahle darvesh ki" from "Bagh o bahar"
*"Muhammad Husain Azad on Mir,
from Aab-e hayaat" (text and serial glossary)*
Includes a film song, "Baghon men bahar hai"