ERIC Number: ED142061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
A Reader of Classical Urdu Poetry, Vol. One.
Barker, Muhammad Abd-Al-Rahman; And Others
This is the first of three volumes intended to be used as pedagogical materials in advanced Urdu courses at Western colleges and universities. An optional set of tape recordings and an optional set of 35mm slides accompany the three-volume work. Volume I contains the Urdu texts of the selections, plus a section of exercises. The work of 34 poets is included, representing the major foci and developments of Urdu literature during the past three centuries and some of the greatest masterpieces of Urdu literature. The organization of this volume is roughly chronological. Selections vary in length. An attempt has been made to include samples of most of the important genres of Urdu poetry and to select items of cultural interest to students of Indo-Pakistani Muslim culture. Each poet's selections are preceded by a page of biographical data, with a short bibliography. A section of several types of exercises is appended to this volume. Volume I also contains an appendix detailing the structure of Urdu prosody. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Slides, Tape Recordings, Textbooks, Translation, Urdu
Spoken Language Serices, Inc., P. O. Box 783, Ithaca, New York 14850 ($24.00 for the 3-volume set, $10.00 for volume one alone, $95.00 for the 3-volume set plus accompanying cassettes, $75.00 for the cassettes alone); Dept. of South Asian Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (for information on the availability of the accompanying slides)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI