Classes………………..Wednesday & Friday: 11.45 am …1.25 pm
Office………………….Room 216, New SS Wing
Course Description and Objectives The course presents an introduction to various genres of Urdu literature as they developed through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with greater emphasis on fiction and poetry. Works of prominent writers would be used as a medium to understand the structure and components of these genres.
The course would focus on:
developing an appreciation of the creative richness of the language
creating an awareness about the literary heritage of this region
creating an awareness about traditional and modern trends in writing
3/4 The ghazal: structure, elements and development from the classical to the contemporary age
Reading: Ghazals : Meer Taqi Meer, Mushafi, Insha, Atish, Zafar,Ghalib, Momin, Daagh, Ameer Meenai, Hali, Yagaana, Hasrat Mohani, Iqbal, Sufi Tabassum, Shakeb Jalali, Firaq, Ibn-e-Insha, Faiz, Nasir Kazmi, Saleem Ahmed, Ahmed Mushtaq, Munir Niazi, Ahmed Faraz, Zehra Nigah, Iftikhar Arif, Perveen Shakir, Abbas Tabish, Saud Usmani
(Reading Package) 5/6/7 The nazm: categorization based on form: pa’aband nazm, nazm-e-muarra, azad nazm and
nasri nazm. Structure, elements and development of the new genres – Nazir Akbarabadi to Haris Khalique.
Reading:Paband nazm: Nazir Akbarabadi, Muhammad Husain Azad, Hali, Iqbal, Faiz,