Re: Query: Urdu literature on natural disasters?

Dear Dan,

There is one nazm by Nazir Akbarabadi, called Bhuchal Nama, describing the earthquake in Agra during early 19th c. He has also written on other natural occurrence such as Aandhi (Hurricane).

Hope it helps,

Sanjay Garg

CFP, Politics and Poetics of South Asian Modernism - Annual Conference on South Asia Symposium

The Politics and Poetics of South Asian Modernism: Hindi and Urdu Debates
47th Annual Conference on South Asia Symposium 
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Preetha Mani, Rutgers University
Robert Phillips, Princeton University
Snehal Shingavi, University of Texas
Jennifer Dubrow, University of Washington

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

We are pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the U.S. Department of State 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

Job, Senior Lecturer - Hindi-Urdu, Asian Studies Program, Vanderbilt University, TN

For full details, see:

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Hindi-Urdu language instruction. The rank is Senior Lecturer with Ph.D., with initial appointment of up to three years and possibility of renewal. Review of completed application files will begin on Tuesday 01 March 2016 and will remain open until the position is successfully filled.

Position, Lecturer, Urdu Language, University of California, Berkeley

For full details, see:

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a qualified, full-­‐time, non-­‐tenure track Lecturer to teach three courses of Urdu each semester, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016.

Posting Date: 01/05/2016
Closing Date 02/05/2016

CFP, "The Study of South Asian Languages in the Context of the Early Modern Intercultural Encounters between India and Europe" (Warsaw, 27-30 July 2016)

Note close deadline (Nov. 30) -- ed.


The Study of South Asian Languages in the Context of the Early Modern Intercultural Encounters between India and Europe

Panel 14 at the 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies (Warsaw, 27-30 July 2016)


Heinz Werner Wessler (University of Uppsala, Dept. for Linguistics and Philology)
Paolo Aranha (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Evangelical Theology)


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