A Wilderness of Possibilities
Urdu Studies in Transnational Perspective
Kathryn Hansen and David Lelyveld
Table of Contents
Notes on Transliteration
1. URDU LITERATURE AND THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY
Kumkum Sangari, 'The Configural Mode: Ag ka Darya; Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, 'The Afterlife of a Mughal Masnavi: The Tale of Nal and Daman in Urdu and Persian'; Ramya Sreenivasan, 'Genre, Politics, History: Urdu Traditions of Padmini'; Gail Minault, 'From Akhbar to News: The Development of the Urdu Press in Early Nineteenth-Century Delhi'; Michael H. Fisher, 'Britain in the Urdu Tongue: Accounts by Early Nineteenth-Century Visitors'; Barbara D. Metcalf, 'Iqbal's Imagined Geographies: The East, the West, the Nation, and Islam'
2,. THE CRITICAL PROJECT AND ITS REVISION
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, 'The Poet in the Poem or, Veiling the Utterance'; Aditya Behl, 'Poet of the Bazaars: Nazir Akbarabadi, 1735-1830'; Carla Petievich, 'Feminine Authorship and Urdu Poetic Tradition: Baharistan-i Naz vs Tazkira-i Rekhti'; Frances W. Pritchett, '"The Meaning of the Meaningless Verses": Ghalib and His Commentators'; Syed Akbar Hyder, 'To You Your Cremation, To Me My Burial: The Ideas of Inter-Communal Harmony in Premchand's Karbala'
Bibliography of C.M. Naim