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In keeping with its mission to enhance Hindi-Urdu learning in the United States, the Hindi Urdu Flagship at The University of Texas at Austin frequently invites leading scholars and artists working in the Hindi-Urdu medium to speak and interact with Flagship students. In addition to seminars and performances, the series also features various workshops and classroom sessions with the speakers. We film each event and share each recording with the general public with the hope that learners and lovers of Hindi-Urdu nationwide can benefit from these unique scholars and artists.

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In keeping with its mission to enhance Hindi-Urdu learning in the United States, the Hindi Urdu Flagship at The University of Texas at Austin frequently invites leading scholars and artists working in the Hindi-Urdu medium to speak and interact with Flagship students. In addition to seminars and performances, the series also features various workshops and classroom sessions with the speakers. We film each event and share each recording with the general public with the hope that learners and lovers of Hindi-Urdu nationwide can benefit from these unique scholars and artists.

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    Shamim Hanfi – On Urdu and Hindi

    Shamim Hanfi – On Urdu and Hindi

    India's leading Urdu literary critic, Shamim Hanfi, provides a tour of some key moments in the history of modern Hindi and Urdu.

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    Mehr Farooqi – The Development of Urdu

    Mehr Farooqi – The Development of Urdu

    HUF hosts a fascinating exploration of Quranic Exegesis and the development of Urdu by the renowned historian, Mehr Farooqi.

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    Mujtaba Hussain – Urdu Satire

    Mujtaba Hussain – Urdu Satire

    Renowned Urdu satirist, Mujtaba Hussain, reads selections from his extensive catalog of Urdu journalism and humor to an audience composed of Hindi Urdu Flagship students and the wider South Asian studies community at UT Austin.

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    Rupert Snell – Autobiography is Another Story: “Lives” in Hindi

    Rupert Snell – Autobiography is Another Story: “Lives” in Hindi

    In this fascinating talk, Hindi Urdu Flagship Director, Rupert Snell, presents his recent work on the diverse genre of autobiographical writing in Hindi. The talk, entitled Autobiography is Another Story: “Lives” in Hindi, features audio recordings of a number of Hindi Urdu Flagship students and faculty reading from a wide variety of Hindi autobiographies. According... Read More

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    Ali Asani – From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature

    Ali Asani – From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature

    Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University describes the modern Sufi rock phenomenon epitomized by Salman Ahmad and his band Junoon. Asani outlines Ahmad’s personal musical, religious, and political journey and attempted to place Sufi rock in the broader tradition of Muslim devotional literature. A native of Kenya, Asani... Read More

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    Prahlad Singh Tipanya – Kabir, Part 2

    Prahlad Singh Tipanya – Kabir, Part 2

    As part of its festival celebrating the living tradition of song and performance dedicated to the poet Kabir, HUF hosts a live musical performance by an acclaimed traditional Kabir folk ensemble led by Prahlad Singh Tipanya. Tipanya sings and plays the tambura, a five-stringed plucked and strummed instrument originally from Rajasthan, and kartal a wood... Read More

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