ERIC Number: ED022163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Reader of Modern Urdu Poetry.
Barker, Muhammad Abd al Rahman; And Others
This volume is a "sampling" of the works of 18 living poets whom the author knew in Lahore, Pakistan between 1959 and 1962, and whom he considers to be representative of the style and quality of the "gazel" genre. Each selection appears in Urdu (Arabic script), with its English translation, and explanatory notes. The Introduction contains brief biographical descriptions of the poets. Appendix One discusses Urdu poetics--(1) the types of poetic composition, (2) rhyme, (3) scansion, (4) measure and meter, (5) catalexis, and (6) an analysis of the meters used in the text. The appended Vocabulary is presented in Urdu and phonemic transcription, with English glosses. The authors suggest that this volume may be used by students on the second year level who have finished "A Course in Urdu." (See ED 013 435-7.) Two other works in the Urdu language, forthcoming from the same project at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University, are "An Urdu Newspaper Reader" and "An Urdu Newspaper Wordcount." (AMM)
Descriptors: Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Phonetic Transcription, Poetry, Poets, Translation, Urdu
McGill University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Inst. of Islamic Studies.