Famed South Asia study website has new home | The Express Tribune

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Famed South Asia study resources website, created by noted Urdu scholar Frances Pritchett, has moved to a new permanent domain. The website, which can now be accessed at franpritchett.com, is the brainchild of Pritchett, who is professor emerita of modern Indic languages at Columbia University, New York.

Home to Pritchett’s influential ongoing projects, “A Desertful of Roses: The Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib” and “A Garden of Kashmir: The Urdu Ghazals of Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir,” the website was created in 2002 as a resource for students, scholars and general interest readers of South Asian history and languages. It contains a variety of study guides, rare primary source material, syllabi and handbooks, and continues to serve as a highly useful repository related to the study of the Indian subcontinent, particularly Urdu literary culture.

Pritchett is the author of Nets of Awareness: Urdu Poetry and Its Critics (1994), The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah (1991), and has co-authored with Khaliq Ahmad Khaliq Urdu Meter: A Practical Handbook (1987).

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