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Anna Oldfield
Anna Oldfield

Oldfield Publishes in the Annual of Urdu Studies

Posted August 22, 2009
Tags Asian Studies
Anna C. Oldfield, Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, has published a book review of Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s translation of Hoshruba: The Land and the Tilism in the Annual of Urdu (volume 24 - 2009). Hoshruba is a magical fantasy epic in the Urdu dastan-goi genre, an oral story telling tradition that was popular in Muslim India from the 15th-19th centuries. This first volume of the Hoshruba epic, written down in the late 19th century by a collective of story tellers, is the first translation of a planned 24 volume series.

The Annual of Urdu Studies, published at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the only scholarly journal devoted to Urdu language literature.

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