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4.7. - 5.7.2017: Two lectures by Prof. Dr. Milton Biswas
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures invites all of you to the lectures by Prof. Dr. Milton Biswas (Jagannath University, Bengali Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Tuesday, 04.07.2017, 18:30, SAI, Room 214
Witchcraft in the Bengali Short Stories: An Indian Perception of the Primitives and its Present Day Consequences

Wednesday, 05.07,2017, 18:00, SAI, Room 214
(in Bengali)

Poster 
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
BENGALI HINDI URDU TAMIL
Reading and theater performance by the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures

Library SAI, Heinrich-Zimmer-Reading Room

Friday, 7.7. 2017, 5 pm

Immediately before the SAI summer party

All are cordially invited!
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
11.7. - 13.7.2017: Lectures by Dr. Aftab Husain Shah
The department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the following classes by Dr. Aftab Husain Shah (Urdu-Teacher, Vienna University)

Tuesday, 11.7.2017, 9-11, SAI, Room 214
Being a Writer in Pakistan

Wednesday, 12.7.2017, 11-13, SAI, Room 214
The Post-Independence Hindi-Urdu Short Story:
Parallel Streams & Cross-Currents


Thursday, 13.7.2017, 9-11, SAI, Room 323
The Hindi literary scene in Delhi in the 1990s

Thursday, 13.7.2017 14-16, SAI, Room 323
Pakistan: Islam, Islamism and Counter Currents

Further information is available on the poster.


Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Lecture by Professor Dr. Pawan Surana on 24 May 2017
On Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4 pm the lecture entitled "Sprachkulturelle Überlegungen zu Ujjwal Bhattacharyas Hindiübersetzung von Goethes Gedichten" by Professor Dr. Pawan Surana (Emerita of German Studies, University Jaipur, India) will take place in room E11, SAI.
All are cordially invited.

The poster is available here.

Posted on 23 May 2017
Lecture by Dr. Asif Farrukhi on 8 May 2017, 2 pm

Dr. Asif Farrukhi

Interim Dean & Associate Professor,

School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Habib University Karachi

NAZIR AHMAD: A FABULIST FOR THE MODERN AGE

Generally regarded as the first novelist in Urdu literature, Nazir Ahmad was a man of letters with his writings covering a wide range from social themes, religious issues to a translation of the Holy Quran. Inability to find good textbooks for his children led him towards writing stories with a didactic purpose, but through this he introduced a new form of writing. His story of the tussle between a strictly religious father and his pleasure loving son in Tauba-tun-Nusooh and the struggle of an Indian Muslim who copies the ways of the English in Ibnul Waqt are two central images for representing the dilemmas of his age. He wrote profusely, although his novels have overshadowed his other work. The talk will explore the overall literary career of Nazir Ahmad, taking into consideration some of his lesser-known works.

Date: 8 May 2017, 2 pm

Venue: SAI, Room E 11

Poster

Posted on 02 May 2017

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