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Hindi-Urdu Workshop: Space, Speech and Subjectivity in Jan Sahib's Jashn-e-Benazir by Razak Khan

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933

Group: South Asia Research Forum

Category: Academic


Please join the South Asia Research Forum for this Hindi-Urdu Workshop.  The speaker will be remote with an in-person audience. 

This workshop will introduce participants to rekhti, a nineteenth-century poetic genre in Urdu in which male poets write and speak as women. The workshop will feature Jan Sahib’s Jashn-e Benazir, a carnivalesque narrative of a festival in Rampur. Conducted in English and Urdu, with workshop materials provided in Devanagri and Nasta‘liq scrips. 

Speaker: Dr. Razak Khan is a Research Fellow at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. His first book is Minority Pasts: Locality, Emotions and Belonging in Rampur.

Attendees must RSVP to Dan Majchrowicz


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