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- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 5.99
Kabir was an Indian poet in the 15th century. Songs of Kabir is the collection of his poetry, which first became accessible to the West in 1915. His deeply mystical poetry transcends specific religious ideology, and has thus touched a wide range of audiences. more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 15.95
A New York Review Books Original Transcending divisions of creed, challenging social distinctions of all sorts, and celebrating individual unity with the divine, the poetry of Kabir is one of passion and paradox, of mind-bending riddles and exultant riffs. These new translations by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India?s finest contemporary poets,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 8.99
The only available translation into English of this beautiful and spiritual classic of Sufi Literature. The Madhumalati dates from the 16th century Indian Islamic tradition. It is both a love story and a religious guide. This is a stunning translation into English verse of this Eastern Hindi poem - this edition includes an incisive and informative... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
The book examines the impact of political circumstances on vernacular (Urdu) literary culture through an in-depth study of the writings of Muhammad Hasan Askari (1919 -78), Urdu's first and finest literary critic. Conceptually, the book melds the perspectives of literary studies and history since Askari's life was lived at the crossroads of early nation... more...
- CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90
In the atmosphere of suspicion and anger that characterizes our time, it is a joy to hear the voice of Iqbal, both passionate and serene. It is the voice of a soul that is deeply anchored in the Quranic Revelation, and precisely for that reason, open to all the other voices, seeking in them the path of his own fidelity. It is the voice of a man who... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
This book evaluates the involvement of working memory in five central aspects of language processing: vocabulary acquisition, speech production, reading development, skilled reading, and comprehension. The authors draw upon experimental, neuropsychological and developmental evidence in a wide-ranging evaluation of the contribution of two components... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 70.00
I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed?s poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the... more...