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Lahore Literary Festival New York 2018: Urdu Zubaan Ki Nai Bastiyan (Complete)

NEW YORK, May 12, 2018 — In a globalizing world, the Urdu language has found new homes in New York, Chicago, and Toronto — to name a few. This panel addresses the idea of Urdu as a means of adaptability, mobility, and anchorage for the South Asian diaspora in America. In the process, how are the creative expressions in Urdu such as the novel and poem faring? Panel discussion participants are Tahira Naqvi, senior language lecturer of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University; Muhammed Umar Memon, scholar, translator, poet, and the editor of The Annual of Urdu Studies; poet Younus Sharar, and novelist and moderator Saeed Naqvi. (37 min., 5 sec.)


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