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The Hindi Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas at Austin has the fortune of regularly hosting well-known Hindi-Urdu scholars and artists. In addition, HUF faculty and contacts often cross paths with notables in the Hindi-Urdu world while travelling nationally or visiting South Asia. The HUF team makes a conscious effort to steal some time during each of these visits in order to record the artist's or scholar's thoughts on their work, various aspects of Hindi-Urdu, and the world of language in general. The hope is to capture a wide variety of native speakers in 'full-flow' and to a catch glimpse of the various intellectual and artistic worlds which use Hindi-Urdu as their medium.
Produced by the Hindi Urdu Flagship at The University of Texas at Austin. Visit hindiurduflagship.org/resources for more Hindi-Urdu learning materials.

Hindi Urdu Lives Hindi Urdu Flagship

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The Hindi Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas at Austin has the fortune of regularly hosting well-known Hindi-Urdu scholars and artists. In addition, HUF faculty and contacts often cross paths with notables in the Hindi-Urdu world while travelling nationally or visiting South Asia. The HUF team makes a conscious effort to steal some time during each of these visits in order to record the artist's or scholar's thoughts on their work, various aspects of Hindi-Urdu, and the world of language in general. The hope is to capture a wide variety of native speakers in 'full-flow' and to a catch glimpse of the various intellectual and artistic worlds which use Hindi-Urdu as their medium.
Produced by the Hindi Urdu Flagship at The University of Texas at Austin. Visit hindiurduflagship.org/resources for more Hindi-Urdu learning materials.

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    Susham Bedi: A Literary Life

    Susham Bedi: A Literary Life

    HUF's Senior Hindi Lecturer Jishnu Shankar recently sat down with well-known Hindi writer and actress Susham Bedi to discuss her journey into a life of Hindi letters. In the interview, Bedi describes her childhood and adolescence in India, her acting career, and some sources of inspiration for her most famous stories.

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    Rajesh Kumar: a career in Hindi education

    Rajesh Kumar: a career in Hindi education

    HUF director Rupert Snell recently interviewed Rajesh Kumar, an experienced Hindi teacher who has taught in a wide variety of settings. Topics discussed include Kumar's childhood and education, his work in India, and his experience teaching Hindi in Russia. The interview should provide excellent listening comprehension practice for intermediate Hindi students.

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    Prahlad Singh Tipanya: a life with Kabir

    Prahlad Singh Tipanya: a life with Kabir

    As part of the Hindi Urdu Flagship's Kabir festival, renowned folk-singer Prahlad Singh Tipanya sat down with HUF Director Rupert Snell and HUF Senior Lecturer Jishnu Shankar to discuss the life of a modern-day Kabir performer.

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    Ali Husain Mir: Urdu, India, and Bollywood

    Ali Husain Mir: Urdu, India, and Bollywood

    As part of his visit to the Hindi Urdu Flagship, Bollywood lyricist and script writer Ali Husain Mir sat down with HUF associate director Syed Akbar Hyder and former HUF director Herman van Olphen to discuss his background in Urdu and the state of the language in modern India. The interview should provide good listening... Read More

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