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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and the status of Urdu as both the assumed “national” literature of Pakistan and a “minority” literature of India. The poem’s setting thus allowed Rashed to carve out a third space between a dominant strand of Urdu modernism that was asso- ciated with Indo-Muslim identitarianism and the socialist...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... bourgeois sexual discipline in late colonial India. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 Ismat Chughtai disgust affect Urdu literature erotic texture Furthermore, in the midst of the child narrator’s feelings of nausea brought on by Begum Jan’s advances, the child’s mind suddenly...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... vernacularization in this fashion and mobilized instead an accounting of the brutalist colonial histories where it was deployed for colonial transformation? The Urdu modernist poet Miraji (1912–1949), eschewing the term “vernacular,” mined English and European languages, and other Asian and Indian literary lineages...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Lusia Zaitseva Abstract This article expands our understanding of cultural exchange between the Soviet Union and writers from the third world during the eras of Thaw and Stagnation. It examines Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s little-known Urdu-language travelogue about his time in the USSR, Mah o...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Mirror of Urdu: Recompositions of Nation and Community, 1947–65 .” In Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia , 103 – 27 . Brooklyn, NY : Verso , 2000 . Ahmad Aijaz . In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures . Brooklyn, NY : Verso , 1992 . Almost...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 345–374.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . ———, ed. Before the Divide: Hindi and Urdu Literary Culture . New Delhi : Orient Blackswan , 2010 . Print . Paden William D. “Before the Troubadours: The Archaic Occitan Texts and the Shape of Literary History.” De sens rassis: Essays in Honor of Rupert T. Pickens . Ed. Busby K...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the purity of Lucknow Urdu to the Southern slurrings of Tamil. I under- stood only a fraction of the things being said within the walls of my skull. Only later, when I began to probe, did I learn that below the surface transmissions —​the...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2001
... prove that the critical terms that were the products of one form did not fit the other. This, in retrospect, was my attempt to liberate the shosetsu and other peripheral narrative forms such as the Chinese, Arab, or Urdu narratives from metropolitan literary domination. I liked to indulge my- self...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Indian descent in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans or of Chinese descent in Hawai’i and the Philippines, has no specific ethnic connotation etymologically. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it derives from the Tamil kuli, meaning payment for work performed, and possibly from the Urdu qulī...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... commentary on the Anglophone novel’s intentional address to a foreign (and perhaps hostile) reading public. It’s no coincidence that many times within this frame, Changez has occasion to remind his unresponsive American interlocutor that they are speaking in English and not Urdu or Punjabi, the languages...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Patel’s “Vernacular Missing” offers a striking rejoinder to these questions by retracing a colonial genealogy of the (Anglophone) vernacular as a term emergent in South Asian contexts, with subtle afterlives in the writing of Miraji, the Urdu modernist poet. Patel claims that, through a representative...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Delhi : Bharatiya Jnanpith , 1995 . Ahmad Aijaz . “ In the Mirror of Urdu: Recompositions of Nation and Community, 1947–65 .” In Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia , 103 – 25 . New York : Verso , 2000 . Ahmed Talat . Literature and...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... recalcitrant waiter whose language —​Dutch in one instance, Urdu in the other —​the anonymous fictional interlocutor does not speak: “Puis-je, monsieur, vous proposer mes services, sans risquer d’être impor- tun?” (Chute 7; “My good sir, I wonder if I might venture to offer you some help?” Fall 3...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 332–348.
Published: 01 September 2007
... people in the world did end up studying Chinese as a foreign language rather than French or English, or Icelandic, Urdu or Malinke, that wouldn’t alter the fundamental issue of linguistic/cultural range and “biodiversity,” so to speak. 4 Saussy makes another interesting point about Meltzl’s...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
... chronicles a Russian nobleman’s seduction of a young peasant girl, has been deemed “the most powerful and popular work of high literature Russia had ever seen” when it was published ( Herman 1 ). In his Letters of a Russian Traveller (1801), Karamzin enhanced his literary reputation by producing a series...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., Zaydān says, had he called on writers of Arabic to forget not fuṣḥā but needlessly arcane or archaic language. Prefiguring Ben-Braham’s suggestion that people dictate the rules of language, Zaydān’s vision of modern written Arabic for the humanities—in particular the domains of literature (story/novel...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... rare for anyone to speak several languages perfectly. Indian multilingualism is intimately tied to context: a person who is completely fluent in Bengali in the kitchen, may be tongue-tied if asked to answer a question in that language in the classroom; someone for whom Urdu is the language of love and...