Urdu and Indo-Persian Thought, Poetics, and Belles Lettres, is a collection on the subject of Urdu poetics, Dastan, translation studies in Urdu, and Indo-Persian. The essays employ interdisciplinary perspectives for exploring the dynamic literary landscape of the South Asian subcontinent since the sixteenth century.
The individual topics in the collection depict a plausible picture of how the development of Urdu and Indo-Persian thoughts and poetics have influenced one another for centuries.
Contributors are: Satya Hedge, Prashant Keshavmurthy, Pasha M. Khan, Mehr Afshan Faruqi, David Lelyveld, Natalia Prigarina, Carla Petievich, Christina Oesterheld, Baidar Bakht, Frances Pritchett, Gail Minault, Ludmila Vassilieva.
Alireza Korangy, Ph.D. (2007), Harvard University, is currently the editor-in-chief of the International
Journal of Persian Literature (Penn State University Press) and acting president of Societas Philologica Persica. His recent monograph is
Development of the Ghazal and Khaqani's Contribution: A Study of the Development of Ghazal and a Literary Exegesis of a 12th c. Poetic Harbinger (Harrassowitz, 2013). His upcoming monograph is an examination of the literary dimensions of martyrdom in Iran.
Table of contents
Part 1: Indo-Persian
1 K̲h̲ushgū’s Dream of Ḥāfiz̤: Authorship, Temporality, and Canonicity in Late Mughal India - Prashant Keshavmurthy
2 Notes on ʿAbdul Nabī Fak̲h̲rul Zamānī and Other Indo-Persian Storytellers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries - Pasha M. Khan
3 Ḥāfiz̤ in the Poetry and Philosophy of Muḥammad Iqbāl - Natalia Prigarina
Part 2: Urdu Literary Theory, Urdu Dāstān, Creative Writing, Urdu Philology
4 Revisiting that Earth(l)y, Glorious Tradition - Carla Petievich
5 Continuing the Tradition: A Commentary on the “Neglected” Verses of G̲h̲ālib - Mehr Afshan Farooqi
6 Voyeur Candle, Tattler Candle: The Semiotics of nāyikābheda in G̲h̲ālib’s Urdu Dīvān 39.1 - Satayanarayana Hegde
7 Mīr as Suffering Curmudgeon: A Historical Hatchet Job - Frances Pritchett
8 “I am a Ruby Wrapped in a Rag”: Zay K̲h̲ay Sheen and the Possibility of Poetry as Autobiography - Gail Minault
9 “The Tide and Flow of Islam” Musaddas by Ḥālī as a Poetic Memorial of the Muslim Enlightenment in the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century - Ludmila Vasilyeva
10 Jūtē haiṉ jāpānī kaprē inglistānī: Sayyid Ross Masood’s Passage to Japan - David Lelyveld
11 From a Slave Garden into Cyberspace: Mirza Athar Baig’s Novels G̲h̲ulām Bāg̲h̲ and Ṣifr Se Ek Tak - Christina Oesterheld
12 A Translation of Shamsur Rahman Faruqi’s Prem Kumar Nazar - Baidar Bakht
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
The volume is of interest to those interested in Urdu and Indo-Persian studies.