Annual Hindi-Urdu Workshop | “MIRAJI and MUKTIBODH: Toward a ‘Progressive’ Modernism?”
Where: Columbia University
116th St. & Broadway
212-854-1754 Price: Free
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These two contemporaries, Sana’ullah Dar ‘Miraji’ (1912-1949) and Gajanan Madhav ‘Muktibodh’ (1917-1964), moved beyond the Progressives’ political ideology, but did they ever entirely renounce its concerns? Both were controversial in their time; both had difficult lives and major health problems; both died young. Their attempts to grapple with the Progressive movement–and with their own Sufi/bhakti heritage–helped to shape modern literary movements in Urdu and Hindi.
The workshop is sponsored by the South Asia Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. It is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register for the the workshop,and additional information, visit the Hindi-Urdu Workshop website: