ALL 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film (GP)
Survey course of Indian languages and literatures that explores the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives. Diachronic analysis of the languages of India in relation to some structural features will be also investigated. This course will also provide an overview of literatures of several main South Asian languages with a focus on Hindi - Urdu literatures. We will address the origin of Hindi-Urdu literatures, periodization, and naming of each period. We will also examine the important writers and their representative work, along with the literary trends and influences of each period, including political, social, and cultural situations which helped to shape the writers and their work. Among the representative literary works in Hindi-Urdu, some have been made into films.