HINDI 524 A: Survey of Modern Hindi/Urdu Literature: Drama

Spring 2024
WF 1:30pm - 3:20pm / FSH 108
Section Type:
Joint Sections:
URDU 524 A , HINDI 317 A , URDU 324 A , HINDI 324 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

Hindi Popular Songs

Discussion and analysis of popular songs from movies, folk, devotional, seasonal, and festival songs within their cultural context with attention to rhetoric and aesthetics. 

Still from 2001 movie Lagaan

Explore the world of Bollywood cinema through the energetic songs that define the genre in this 3-credit class. Students will listen to popular songs from Hindi-language movies, discuss their lyrics and cultural references, and discuss how they fit–or don't fit–into their movies. Songs will be selected from the films featured in the Spring 2024 HSTAS 317/ JSISA 317 History by Bollywood course.

Prerequisite: basic speaking and reading proficiency in Hindi

Contact instructor for permission: hpauwels@uw.edu

Catalog Description:
Survey of Hindi-Urdu literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Readings from representative dramas. Modern Hindi-Urdu theater in North India is important historically and, its influence on popular movies of Bollywood, forms an important part of contemporary popular culture of South Asia. Offered: jointly with URDU 524; W.
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March 4, 2024 - 6:08 am