Archive of popular Urdu prints
IFA
3-days International Conference:
Exploring the Popular Culture of Urdu Language

8, 9, 10th September 2017

Venue: Room 128 and 129, First floor, School of International Studies-New Building,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

DAY 1: 8th September 2017, Friday (If you need the printed brochure of the conference, kindly write to us).

09:30-09:40 am

Welcome and Introduction by Yousuf Saeed

09:40-09:50

Introduction from the Centre for Indian Languages, JNU
Introduction from the India Foundation for the Arts

 

Panel 1: Popular Urdu in pre-modern times
Discussant: Mazhar Hussain

09:50-10:15 am

Ufaque Paikar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Taming the untamable: debates around the Urdu language in nineteenth century Patna

10:15-10:40

Qaisar Shamim, scholar, New Delhi
Urdu popular kalchar aur istelahat ki bazigari
اردو کا پاپولر کلچر اور اصطلاحات کی بازیگری

10:40-11:05

Moinuddin A. Jinabade: Centre for Indian Languages, JNU
Mughale Azam: Narrating the Nation in Mainstream Cinema

11:05-11:20

Q&A

11:20-11:35

Tea break

 

Panel 2: Poetry of protest in Urdu
Discussant: Atmaram Bhakal

11:35-12:00

Carla Petievich, University of Texas, Austin
From Romance to Outrage: Urdu Poetry as The Voice of Public Protest

12:00-12:25 pm

Krupa Shandilya, Amherst College, MA, US
The Poetics of Revolution: Contesting Hindu Right Wing Politics in Haider

12:25-01:00

Akshay Manwani, author, Mumbai
Cinematic Conscience: The songwriting of Sahir Ludhianvi

01:00-01:15

Q&A

01:15-02:00

Lunch

 

Panel 3: Urdu in traditional performance
Discussant: Irfanullah Farooqi

02:00-02:25

M. Viitamäki, University of Helsinki, Finland
Literary creativity in Urdu and the popular appeal of qawwali

02:25-02:50

Anab Naiyer, JMI, New Delhi
Living through Poetry: The Indomitable Spirit of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan

02:50-03:15

Khalid Alvi, Zakir Husain Delhi College
Urdu ka awami adab

03:15-03:35 Q&A

03:35-03:50

Tea break

03:50-04:15

Screening of short videos: 'Jannat ki Rail' and 'Hindu religious books in Urdu script'

 

Panel 4: A language the cinema speaks (Discussion)
Discussant: Rana Safvi

04:15-04:25

Mukul Kesavan, Historian, JMI, New Delhi

04:25-04:40

Kausar Munir, Screenplay writer, Mumbai

04:40-05:00

Discussion

  Day 2: 9th September 2017, Saturday:

09:30 am

Panel 5: ‘Urdu characters’ in Indian cinema
Discussant: Krupa Shandilya

09:30-09:55

Irfanullah Farooqi, Aligarh Muslim University
Popular Imagery of Urdu Speaker in Hindi Cinema

09:55-10:20

Nadim Ahmed, JMI, New Delhi
Bambai mein Urdu shu’ra aur musannifeen

10:20-10:45

Rana Safvi, writer, scholar and translator, New Delhi
Dialogue as a Character in Mughal e Azam

10:45-11:00

Q&A

11:00-11:15

Tea break

 

Panel 6: Contemporary Urdu print culture
Discussant: Rahman Abbas

11:15-11:40

Ghazala Fatma, JMI, New Delhi
Urdu mein bachchon ka adab

11:40-12:05

Jahangir Ahmed, New Delhi
Maqbool-e aam Urdu mein Ibn Safi ke jasoosi navilon ka kirdar

12:05-12:30 pm

Shabnam Hameed, Allahabad University
Ibn Safi ke navilon mein akhlaqi iqdar

12:30-12:45

Q&A

12:45-01:30

Lunch

 

Panel 7: Urdu for New Media, New Generation
Discussant: Saba Bashir

01:30-01:55

Ghulam Abbas, GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan (via skype)
The Impact of Modern Technology on Nastaliq

01:55-02:20

A. Sean Pue, Michigan State University, US
Towards a Media Archaeology of the Middlebrow Aesthetics of Urdu Poetry on the Internet

02:20-02:45

Irshad Alam, SDI College, Howrah
Urdu popular culture aur nai Urdu tehreer Urdish ki maqbooliyat

02:45-03:00

Q&A

03:00-03:20

Tea break

 

Panel 8: Urdu Performative arts
Discussant: Khalid Alvi

03:20-03:45

Kathryn Hansen, University of Texas, Austin
From Indar Sabha to Agha Hashr: Parsi-Urdu Theatre and the Early Indian Cinema

03:45-04:10

Shehpar Rasool, JMI, New Delhi
Urdu mushaira: Riwayat aur maujooda soorat-e haal

04:10-04:35

Sirajuddin Ajmali, AMU, Aligarh
Awami saqafat aur aaj ke mushaire

04:35-04:50 Q&A
  Panel 9: Popular Urdu in Practice
Discussant: Nadim Ahmed
04:50-05:15 Quamrul Hooda Faridi, AMU, Aligarh
Urdu mein Zarbul Misl/Kahawat (Idioms in Urdu)

05:15-05:45

Mohammad Kazim, Delhi University
Dastan, dastan go aur nazereen

05:45-05:55

Q&A

06:00 pm

Dastan goi performance - Ankit Chadha

  Day 3: 10th September 2017, Sunday:

09:30 am

Panel 10: Early print culture, magazines
Discussant: Kathryn Hansen

09:30-09:55

Maryam Sikandar, SOAS, University of London
‘Upstart Punches’ and ‘Petty Libelers’: Munshi Sajjad Husain’s Oudh Punch (1877-1936)

09:55-10:20

Sultana Wahidi, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Awadh Akhbar aur uske ishteharat

10:20-10:45

Yousuf Saeed, Independent scholar, New Delhi
Jadooi ilaj: medical and magical advertisements in early Urdu magazines

10:45-11:00

Q&A

11:00-11:20

Tea break

 

Panel 11: Cultures of Cinema
Discussant: Nadim Ahmed

11:20-11:45

Saba Bashir, Independent scholar, Delhi
Dil dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din: Popularizing the classical

11:45-12:10

Sarah Rahman Niazi, University of Westminster, UK
Cinema and Urdu Public Sphere in India (1920-1950)

12:10-12:35 pm

Aneela Z. Babar, New Delhi/Australia/Pakistan
Usi Ko Dhek K Jeete Hain Jis Kaafir Pe Dum Nikle: When Love and Hate for Urdu Collide

12:35-12:50

Q&A

12:50-01:40

Lunch

 

Panel 12: Urdu in folk and popular performance
Discussant: Yousuf Saeed

01:40-02:05

Rahman Abbas, Author, Mumbai
Shadi biyah ke geet: Kokan ki saqafat ke pas manzar mein

02:05-02:30

Shazia Umair, Delhi University
Urdu lok geet aur khawateen

02:30-02:55

Francesca Orsini, SOAS, University of London (via skype)
A question about the Muslim “Urdu popular”

02:55-03:10

Q&A

03:10-03:30

Tea break

 

Panel 13: Readers and patrons of popular Urdu
Discussant: A. Sean Pue

03:30-03:55

Kiran Ahmed, Quaid-i Azam University, Islamabad (via Skype)
In Search of Stories - Writers, Readers, and Fiction

03:55-04:20

Razak Khan, Göttingen University, Germany
Camp Urdu: Men, Women and Transvestic Speech of Popular Culture

04:20-04:45

Muhammad Ashraf T., University of Hyderabad
Mapping the history and context of Urdu press in the Princely/Sovereign Hyderabad

04:45-05:00

Q&A

05:00 pm

Vote of thanks

Please register to attend the conference by sending an email to conference@tasveereurdu.in
Let us know if you would like to buy lunch at the conference venue. Tea and cookies during tea-breaks are complimentary.
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