January 2013 Archives

Event: The Sugar in the Milk Trilogy

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The Sugar in the Milk Trilogy is a series of three solo shows created by Zaraawar Mistry from 2002 to 2012.

Date & Time: Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2, Mar 1-2 and Apr 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-$30 for each play in the trilogy.
You can select the amount you would like to pay.
Purchase Online or call 1-800-838-3006.

Sohrab and Rustum

Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.

Indian Cowboy

Fri-Sat, Mar 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.

The Other Mr. Gandhi

Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

The plays all have different characters and story lines, but have similar themes. From Feb-Apr, 2013 the three plays are being presented together for the first time. You can see one or see them all.

About the title of the Trilogy:
Listen to Zaraawar's telling of The Sugar in the Milk story, from his collection of Children's Stories from India.

There are three resident director positions available for the Critical Languages Scholarship program's summer programs in India, operated by AIIS. The three positions would be Punjabi in Chandigarh, Urdu in Lucknow and Hindi in Jaipur. Details available by clicking the links below.

Hindi Position

Punjabi Position

Urdu Position


India's Past and the Making of the Present

A four-week institute for twenty-four higher education faculty to study the history and culture of India in New Delhi and other important sites on the subcontinent.

Dates: July 1-26 (4 weeks)

Location: New Delhi, Varanasi, and Agra, India

Website: http://www.ccha-assoc.org/India2013

Postmark Deadline: March 4, 2013

David A. Berry, Project Manager
Community College Humanities Association
c/o Essex County College
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1798

More details below -

Hindi teaching position for the spring semester

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The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures is looking for a Hindi Teacher this semester. If you know of someone who has native or near-native proficiency in Hindi please encourage him/her to apply for the position.

The posting for this position is here: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=108602

Undergraduate Course ALL 3920, "Topics in Asian Culture - Exploring India: Languages, Literatures, and Film" will be taught spring 2013 by Dr. Sungok Hong. This course will explore the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives.

ALL 3920 - Topics in Asian Culture

Exploring India: Languages, Literatures, and Film

4:00 - 5:15 p.m. TTh

Instructor: Dr. Sungok Hong

This is a survey course of the culture of Indian languages, including as seen through literature and film. This course will explore the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives. We will explore the literatures of several main South Asian languages with a focus on Hindi - Urdu literatures and film, considering their origins, periodization, and names during each period. We will also examine the important writers and their representative work along with the literary trends and influences, including political, social, and cultural situations which helped to shape the writers and their work.

Indian films, including those based on literature, have attained a very special place in the lives of Indian people as an important means of entertainment, reaching a larger audience that will not or cannot read the original work. The second half of this course will be spent on screening selected Hindi/Urdu films and discussing themes and messages that the writers try to convey to readers/audiences, and any cultural or social issues that need to be addressed. Students will have a chance to read English translations of some of the selected Hindi/Urdu works.

Click here for a class flyer.

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - January 2013

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Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in December 2012. Or click here to download a copy.

Noteworthy -- we received two books of special interest, the first by UMN Music faculty and the second by a recent Art History Ph.D. Bravo!

ML2551.I5 R35 2012 Rahaim, Matthew. Musicking bodies: gesture and voice in Hindustani music. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, c2012.
Quarto TR485.D49 2012 Dewan, Deepali. Embellished reality: Indian painted photographs: towards a transcultural history of photography. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Press, c2012.

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