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Making the child ‘sharīf’ in Urdu textbooks – Muslim, yet not Islamic

By |2019-04-12T14:28:48+01:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sumaira Nawaz reflects on Urdu educational texts in colonial North India and how they informed new sensibilities and identities across religious divides

Entangled Histories: Qurratulain Hyder’s Fireflies in the Mist

By |2019-04-12T14:40:07+01:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Literary Criticism, North India, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When does a book become part of world literature? When it is translated into a major language, published by a metropolitan publisher and endorsed by renowned writers? So why has Qurratulain Hyder’s novel failed to register?