Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550
Tue, April 1, 2008 • 5:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118
Mehr Afshan Farooqi is Assistant Professor of Urdu at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. "The Secret of Letters: Chronograms in Urdu Literary Culture," which appeared in Edebiyat: The Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures, is her most recent publication. She is currently translating a voluminous selection of women's writings in Urdu, spanning the last several centuries, for Oxford University Press. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Farooqi taught Hindi, Urdu, and Persian language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Allahabad University in India and has numerous publication translations to her credit. She is currently working on an analytical introduction, edition and translation of the Candayan of Maulana DaÃ ud in Awadhi. This research is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Institute of Indian Studies.