Program in Comparative Literature

S. Akbar Hyder

Associate ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies


  • Phone: 475-6031
  • Office: WCH 4.134
  • Office Hours: FALL 2009: Tuesdays 3-5 p.m.
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300


Courses taught:
Sufism and Islamic Mysticism; Introduction to India; Afghanistan: Religion, History, and Politics; Visions and Revisions of India: India through Bollywood; Poetry of Faiz; Partition in Literature and Film; Muslim Perspectives on Religious Diversity; Qawwali Aesthetics

Undergraduate and graduate Urdu language courses:  Progressive Urdu Literature; Female Voices in Urdu Literature; Urdu Aesthetics; Poetry and Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal; Aesthetics of Genre in Urdu Literature; Urdu Satire and Humor; all levels of Hindi-Urdu Flagship Urdu language courses

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