URD101 : Urdu

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

Urdu came into existence as a result of the Muslim conquest of the Indian Sub-continent. The Persian-speaking invaders needed to communicate with the local inhabitants and the medium which evolved was Urdu. The grammmer of the newly developed language is basically based on the Hindustani dialects of the Delhi area but it also draws on Persian (and, through Persian, on Arabic) for much of its vocabulary. The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to contemporary Urdu. By the end of the course, the students will have covered comprehensive knowledge of different genres of Urdu language e.g., poetry, prose,novel,short story, drama, travelogue and letter writing etc. They will also be able to grasp the poetic terms of the language.

Course Learning Outcomes

Nature, development forms, functions and significant movements in modern Urdu Literature

  • The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to Urdu for teaching purposes. By the end of the course, the students will have covered comprehensive knowledge of poetry, prose, drama, letter and poetic terms.


Course Calendar

TopicLectureResourcePage
A Brief Overview of History of Urdu Language and Literature1Handouts1-12
Salient Features of Poetry2Handouts13-19
Life History of Mir Taqi Mir and his Poetry3Handouts20-28
Critical Appreciation of a Selected Ghazal of Mir4Handouts29-40
Introduction to Mirza Ghalib and his Poetry5Handouts41-50
Critical Appreciation of a Selected Ghazal of Ghalib6Handouts51-61
Introduction to Akbar & Haali and Their Poetry7Handouts62-72
Critical Appreciation of the Selected Poems of Akbar & Haali8Handouts73-83
Introduction to Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and his Poetry9Handouts84-93
Quiz No. 1
Critical Appreciation of Iqbal's poem 'Aik Aarzoo'10Handouts94-105
Introduction to Hafeez Jalandhari and his Poetry11Handouts106-116
Critical Appreciation of Hafeez Jalandhari's Lyric 'Chand Ki Sair'12Handouts117-127
Assignment No.1
Introduction to Majeed Amjad and his Poetry13Handouts128-137
Critical Appreciation of Majeed Amjad's Poem'Panwaarri'14Handouts138-148
Introduction to Faiz Ahmad Faiz and his Poetry15Handouts149-161
Critical Appreciation of Faiz's Poem'Dhaaka Say Waapsi Per'16Handouts162-171
Introduction to Nasir Kazmi and his Poetry17Handouts172-182
Critical Appreciation of a Selected Ghazal of Nasir18Handouts183-189
Quiz No. 2
A Brief Overview of the Evolution of Urdu Prose19Handouts190-199
Introduction to Ghalib's Style of Letter Writing20Handouts200-211
Critical Appreciation of Two Selected Letters Of Ghalib21Handouts212-223
Introduction to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and his Work22Handouts236-246
Mid term Exams
Critical Appreciation of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's Essay'Takmeel'23Handouts224-235
Introduction to Biography24Handouts247-258
Critical Appreciation of An Extract of Shibli Noumani’s “Seerat-Un-Nouman”25Handouts259-271
Salient Features of Shibli’s Art of Biography26Handouts272-283
A Brief Overview of the Evolution of Urdu Novel27Handouts284-295
Critical Appreciation of an Extract from Miraat-ul-Uroos28Handouts296-310
Assignment No. 2
Nazir Ahmad's Contribution to Urdu Novel29Handouts311-322
A Brief Overview of the Evolution of Urdu Afsana30Handouts323-333
Introduction to Prem Chand and his Short Stories31Handouts334-348
Critical Appreciation of Prem Chand's Short Story “Hajj-e-Akbar''32Handouts349-359
Quiz No.3
Introduction to Urdu Drama33Handouts360-371
Salient Features of Imtiyaz Ali Taj's Art of Drama34Handouts372-386
Critical Appreciation of an Extract From Imtaiz Ali Taj's Drama 'Naye Saal Kay Tohfay'35Handouts387-398
Introduction to ' Travelogue'36Handouts399-407
Assignment NO. 3
Salient Features of Shafique-Ur-Rehman's Travelogues37Handouts408-419
Critical Appreciation of An Extract of Shifiq- Ur -Rehman's Travelogue "Dajla"38Handouts420-431
A Brief Introduction to Urdu Humour39Handouts432-443
Critical Appreciation of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi's "Charagh Talay"40Handouts444-456
Yusufi's Contribution to Urdu Humour41Handouts457-468
Quiz No. 4
Literary Terms: Introduction and Explanation (Poetry)42Handouts469-481
Literary Terms:Introduction and Explanation(Prose)43Handouts482-494
Grammer: Sentence and its Structure44Handouts495-507
Conclusion45Handouts508-520
Final Term Examination
 
 
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