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History Writing In Urdu: Hashmatu'l-Lah Khan, Kacho Sikandar Khan Sikandar, and the History of the Kargil District
Sauda Sulaf: Urdu in the Two Versions of Sayyid Ahmad Khan's Asaru's-Sanadid
Maulana Husain Azad's Darbar-e Akbari: Some Preliminary Cultural and Sociological Notes
Disappearing Treasures: Public Libraries and Urdu Printed Books
Humor and Satire: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial
9/11 and Urdu Literature: A Sociopolitical Study of Urdu Fiction and Poetry in Pakistan
Urdu and Linguistics: A Fraught but Evolving Relationship
Divergent Trajectories of "Masjid-e Qurtuba": Iqbal's Imaginings and the Historical Life of the Monument
Hindustani Language and Literature
Garcin De Tassy / Tr. by S. Kamal Abdali
Kala Pani: Tavarikh-e Ajib
Muhammad Jafar Thanesari / Tr. by S. Kamal Abdali
Amiq Hanafi / Tr. by Riyaz Latif
Kumar Pashi / Tr. by Ryaz Latif
Qazi Salim / Tr. by Riyaz Latif
Urdu Fiction from India
Muhammad Umar Memon
The Saga of Jaanki Raman Pandey
Zakia Mashhadi / Tr. by Faruq Hassan & M.U. Memon
Two Old Kippers
Siddiq Alam / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Anwar Khan / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Of Fists and Rubs
Ismat Chughtai / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Rajinder Singh Bedi / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Beyond the Fog
Qurratulain Hyder / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Salam Bin Razzaq / Tr. by M.U. Memon
Fable of a Severed Head
Sajid Rashid / Tr. by M.U. Memon
The Annual of Urdu Studies is supported in part by a grant from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and by the generous donations of our readers and friends.
2011 Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of WisconsinMadison