URD 384S • Qawwali Aesthetics
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
The Qawalli constitutes an important devotional literary tradition of South Asia. In addition to appraising the devotional currency of this tradition, the course will also explore the manner in which qawallis engage issues of gender, class, religious differences, and nationalism. relationship between orality and written literature as well as the tension between local aesthetics and processes of globalization will remain pivotal throughout the semester.
Class Participation and Pop Quizzes 30% Translation Assignments 40% Term Paper 30%
Regula Qureshi. Sufi Music of India and Pakistan Course packet.