Rupert Snell, director of the Hindi Urdu Flagship, presents "Autobiography Is Another Story: 'Lives' in Hindi." In this talk, Snell looks at various different kinds of autobiographical writing in Hindi, from self-consciously literary works to more spontaneous memoirs by "amateur" writers.
Snell's published work includes numerous textbooks and readers in Hindi and its premodern dialects. His research interests focus on the poetics of Braj Bhasha poetry from temple and court, and he is preparing a translation of the "Satsai of Biharilal" for the Murty Classical Library of India (Harvard University Press). His interests in Hindi
autobiography stem from his translation of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's four-volume memoirs as a single-volume book, "In the Afternoon of Time."