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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Nandini Chandra This article depicts the closing of the distance between a rational public sphere and popular Hindi cinema in view of a spurt of youth-related Hindi films in the 2000s, especially Rang de basanti (2006). Rang de basanti is taken as the starting point for a discussion of the idea...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Allison Busch The Anxiety of Innovation: The Practice of Literary Science in the Hindi/Riti Tradition Kesavdas has described the various gestures of Radha and her lover according to his...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Tejaswini Ganti In this essay, I focus on what has been characterized as a perennial problem for the Hindi film industry—the inability to accurately measure commercial outcome. While commentators and industry personnel criticize and lament this inability as an impediment to the rational functioning...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 7. Children in Leh learning Hindi. Still from Border Roads (dir. P. B. Pendharkar, 1965). More
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1. Allison Busch (1969–2019) was associate professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. https://allison-busch.github.io . More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit Abstract Allison Busch's seminal work on the classical Hindi literature of Mughal India demonstrated how the composition of works of poetic theory ( ritigranth s) became a defining literary enterprise of vernacular court poets in the Mughal-Rajput milieu. Though firmly based...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 370–380.
Published: 01 August 2022
...William R. Pinch Abstract In this essay William R. Pinch probes whether and how we might understand early Hindi poetry as a form of history, a theme that Allison Busch explored in a series of essays. His focus is on two late eighteenth-century poems that Allison, Dalpat Rajpurohit, and Pinch...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Richard David Williams Abstract In early modern North India, knowledge systems developed simultaneously in multiple “classical” and “vernacular” languages. This article examines the processes of multilingual knowledge transmission through an analysis of a Brajbhasha (classical Hindi) music treatise...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 604–610.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and interliterariness. Singh’s essay considers the issues of contactuality and interliterariness between European and Indian literary discourses with special reference to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali) and Suryakanta Tripath Nirala (Hindi). Unless otherwise noted, all translations are mine. © 2012...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 336–354.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Andrew J. Eisenberg Employing approaches from ethnomusicology and vocal anthropology, Eisenberg undertakes an interpretive-ethnographic analysis of Indian taarab , a genre of Swahili song on the Kenyan coast that features Swahili words set to Hindi film song melodies performed in a distinctly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 183–194.
Published: 01 May 2012
... India. However, the Urdu language became politicized in British India first by the colonizers and then by the nationalists who insisted on giving it a specific Muslim identity distinct from Hindi. More complicated was the position of Urdu within the unity of Indian literature. After the creation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 485–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in language debates in Telugu, a language whose particularity has not become a metonym either for the nation (like Hindi) or for a pan–South Indian identity (like Tamil). In tracing the movement from vulgar speech to proper language in this archive, this essay reframes vernacularity as an ethical compulsion...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 356–361.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Sohini Sarah Pillai Abstract Inspired by Allison Busch's pioneering scholarship on Bhasha (Old Hindi) literature associated with the Mughal court, this article explores the manuscript history of a seventeenth-century Bhasha text that repeatedly praises the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658–1707...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Preetha Mani This article compares the 1950s and 1960s short story writing of two influential yet underexamined women writers, Mannu Bhandari (1931–) and R. Chudamani (1931–2010), who are considered key representatives of the Hindi and Tamil literary canons, respectively. Mani demonstrates...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...). Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 North India Urdu Persian Hindi multilingualism literature Badshah jurm-e ma ra dar guzar gunahgar-im wa tu afrazgar ultha bhanupratap tivari krit doha: chakravarti dasaratha ke karahu mora nistara haum patitana ko patita maim...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 289–292.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Figure 1. Allison Busch (1969–2019) was associate professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. https://allison-busch.github.io . ...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 December 2017
...- Persian often refers to literature written in a particular style, the so- called sabk- i hindi (lit. the Indian style), a literary tendency popular across the Persian- using world from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries (but actually named as such for the first time in the early twentieth century...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2001) 21 (1-2): 42–49.
Published: 01 August 2001
... a central then, is that the most high-profile institutional manifestation role in one of the most communally divisive campaigns in of one of the most prominent Hindu nationalist movements pre-independence India—the drive to adopt Hindi in in north India was crucially underwritten by the British...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1999) 19 (1): 168–170.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Sindhis and migrants from India Rahman examines each of these questions in relation (muhajirs) in Karachi. These clashes had a historical to the various language movements he studies. He precedent in the controversy between advocates of further reflects on how language relates to both re- Hindi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 334–340.
Published: 01 August 2022
... that specifically addresses ruling elites. cmarrewa@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Hindi literature kingship yoga asceticism power The immense influence of the Nath sampraday (community) is unmistakable in the literary, religious, political, and social histories...