Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and the Environment (LA)

Subject associations
HIN 303 / URD 303 / COM 395
Fall 2023
Robert L. Phillips
Registrar description

We will explore representations of place and environment across a range of time periods, genres, and perspectives in Hindi and Urdu literature. Our sources will include short stories, poems, essays, and excerpts from novels, travelogues, and diaries. Questions and themes such as human-animal connections; urbanization, industrialization, and ecological degradation; and intersections of culture, timescale, affect and place, will be among some of the prevailing issues addressed. Students will engage in close critical reflection on issues and perspectives.