Northwestern University

Apr
7
Fri 6:00 PM

Musharraf Ali Farooqi on Urdu literature at Bookends and Beginnings

When: Friday, April 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: 1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley 1, Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Alex Michael Hobson  

Group: Global Humanities Initiative (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Join us at Bookends and Beginnings for a casual evening of readings and discussion of classical and contemporary Urdu literature, as well as the process and politics of its translation, with acclaimed author, storyteller, translator, and folklorist MUSHARRAF ALI FAROOQI. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Between Clay and Dust (Finalist, Man Asia Literary Prize 2012) and The Story of a Widow (Finalist, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, 2008; longlisted for IMPAC/Dublin Literary Prize). He is the translator, among other works, of the internationally acclaimed epic, The Adventures of Amir Hamza (Modern Library Classic), called “a gift to world literature” by world media.

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