Urdu Texts and Contexts: The Selected Essays of C.M. Naim

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Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 273 pages
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C.M. Naim`S Essays In The Book Offer Fresh Perspectives On Diverse Urdu Texts Vital To The Cultural History Of India, And Diverse Literary Social And Performative Contexts Identified With Urdu Language In South Asia And Beyond Of Interest To Those Interested In The Sociology Of Literature In South Asia And The Social History Of Muslims In North India.
  

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Contents

The ArtoftheUrduMarsiya
1
Homosexual Pederastic Love in PreModern Urdu Poetry
19
Transvestic Words? The Rekhti in Urdu
42
Yes The Poem Itself
67
Translating Ghalib
79
PseudodramaticPoems of Iqbal
96
PoetAudience Interaction at Urdu Mushairahs
108
PrizeWinning Adab
120
Mughal and English Patronage of Urdu Poetry
151
The Consequences of IndoPakistani War for Urdu Language and Literature
178
How Bibi Ashraf Learned to Read and Write
202
The Case of Akbar Birbal and Mulla DoPiyaza
225
A Shamelessly Revisionist Look at Two Popular Metaphors
250
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