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

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

Still from the Oscar-nominated movie "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India"

Explore the world of Bollywood cinema through the energetic songs that define the genre in this 3-credit class, on Friday afternoons (1:30–3:20)!

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, their independent trajectories outside the movies, including for political statements. Let's not forget gossip about the actors!

Special edition: this quarter songs will be selected from the films featured in the Spring 2024 HSTAS 317/ JSISA 317 History by Bollywood course.

Final project in lieu of final exam: ends with a Bollywood Hangama!

Register: SLN 21629

Prerequisite: Hindi 203 or basic speaking and reading proficiency in Hindi

Contact instructor for add codes:: 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 HINDI 524; W.
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July 17, 2024 - 9:40 pm