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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

S. Akbar Hyder

Associate Professor Ph.D., Harvard University

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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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