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A Wilderness of Possibilities: Urdu Studies in Transnational Perspective

By: Kathryn Hansen and David Lelyveld (eds.)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014015

ISBN: 0195670205

Condition: New


Over the past forty years the study of Urdu literature has played a dynamic role in contemporary discourses on culture and history, reaching out to a far-flung international community of scholars. The ten essays in this volume, assembled for Professor C. M. Naim, a pioneer of Urdu studies in the United States, exemplify the changing place of Urdu in the world today. They discuss diverse aspects of Urdu and Persian literature and poetry, between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. The focus is mainly on Urdu poetry offering a comprehensive introduction to the sociology, culture and politics ... View more info