The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature: Fiction

Paperback | November 20, 2010

EditorMehr Afshan Farooqi

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The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature comprehensively and creatively surveys the field from the mid-nineteenth to late twentieth centuries. Covering 100 years of literary production, including about 90 authors and over 130 selections, and many new translations, the twin volumescover major genres like poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as essays, autobiography, and letters.This volume includes both short stories and extracts from novels and novellas. Beginning with Muhammad Hadi Rusva (1857-1931), it moves on to Premchand, Ghulam Abbas, Krishan Chander, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Intizar Husain, Qurratulain Hyder, Abdullah Hussein, and Naiyer Masud among others, andfinally, Syed Muhammad Ashraf (b. 1957). The Introduction, giving an overview of the development of Urdu literature and placing the writings in their proper historical context, is accompanied by a chronological listing of authors, biographical head-notes of the writings, glossary, and bibliographyto help readers understand and savour the rich diversity of Urdu literature.

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The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature comprehensively and creatively surveys the field from the mid-nineteenth to late twentieth centuries. Covering 100 years of literary production, including about 90 authors and over 130 selections, and many new translations, the twin volumescover major genres like poetry, drama, and f...

Mehr Afshan Farooqi is Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature at the University of Virginia. Her specialization is in the literary cultures of South Asia, especially in the Urdu language, literary culture, and history of north India.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:November 20, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroductionMirza Muhammad Hadi Rusva: 'The Gentleman' (excerpt from the novel Sharifzadah)Rashidul Khairi: 'Bride of the Whirlpool'Premchand: 'Nirmala' (excerpt from the novel Nirmala)Pandit Badrinath Sudarshan: 'Raunaqi, the Devoted One'Hijab Imtiaz Ali: 'And He Had an Accident'Rashid Jahan: 'A Visit to Delhi'Ghulam Abbas: 'The Clerk'Ahmed Ali: 'Our Lane'Krishan Chander: 'Irani Pilau'Aziz Ahmad: 'The Shore and the Wave' (excerpt from the novella Aisi Bulandi, Aisi Pasti)Rajinder Singh Bedi: 'The Eclipse'Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi: 'Sultan'Muhammad Hasan Askari: 'The Bitch'Balwant Singh: 'Alleyways'Intizar Husain: 'A Chronicle of the Peacocks'Zamiruddin Ahmad: 'The East Wind'Qurratulain Hyder: 'Sita Betrayed' (excerpt from the novella Sita Haran)Khadija Mastoor: 'Inner Courtyard' (excerpt from the novel Angan)Bano Qudsiya: 'Within the Circle of a Wave'Ghiyas Ahmad Gaddi: 'Sunrise'Hajira Masroor: 'The Monkey's Sore'Surendra Parkash: 'Scarecrow'Abdullah Hussein: 'The Tale of the Old Fisherman' (excerpt from the novel Udas Naslein)Asad Muhammad Khan: 'Harvest of Anger'Iqbal Majeed: 'Two Men, Slightly Wet'Jeelani Bano: 'Some Other Man's Home'Enver Sajjad: 'Scorpion, Cave, Pattern'Balraj Mainra: 'Composition One'Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: 'An Incident in Lahore'Naiyer Masud: 'The Weathervane'Khalida Husain: 'Adam's Progeny'Muhammad Mansha Yad: 'The Show'Salam Bin Razak: 'Ekalavya-The Bheel Boy'Syed Muhammad Ashraf: 'The Man'GlossaryList of TranslatorsAcknowledgementsSelect Bibliography