Urdu literature at the World Forum: Nobel Prize for literature and Urdu/Hindi recognition

Qadeer, Altaf

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Abstract

Urdu language is well-known for literary beauty and other linguistic as well as social factors. Over centuries Urdu/Hindi has gone through many cultural, political and linguistic changes. Urdu language has also changed in some ways of spoken and written forms. Despite the long history and literary power of Urdu, no Urdu author received a Nobel Prize in literature. Some data is presented about the trends in awarding Nobel Prize for literature. This article analyzes and highlights pathways for Urdu/Hindi literature at the world forum. The pathways emerging from connecting various fields and incorporating new linguistic frames can open innovative ways for Urdu/Hindi literature. The new trends of genres of literature are also briefly discussed in the context of Urdu/Hindi.

Document type: Article
Publisher: CrossAsia-Repository
Place of Publication: Heidelberg ; Berlin
Date: 2017
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 4 October 2017
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Literatures of other languages
Controlled Subjects: Hindi, Urdu, Literatur, Nobelpreis
Subject (classification): Literature
Countries/Regions: India
Pakistan