NEW YORK, May 20, 2023 — Tahira Naqvi, clinical associate professor of Urdu Language at New York University, discusses the mechanics of translating Urdu works into English, and reads passages by the late Urdu poet Meer Taqi Meer. NYU History student Wafa Asher moderated the conversation. (33 min., 25 sec.)
The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, explores contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and other experts. The festival presents American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan, with discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history, and politics.