On Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m., the Comparative Religion Department at Western Michigan University is hosting a talk by Nathan Tabor, doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. The talk is entitled:
Ethical Publics and Urdu Poetics in Muslim North India
When Muslims recite poetry together, literature takes on a markedly social function. During the 18th century, Persian language speakers in Iran and India formed literary networks by reciting verse at commemorative gatherings for poets and saints. Urdu language speakers in South Asia maintain this tradition today by using literary gatherings to broadcast populist religious ideals, shared irony, and political satire, constituting a public arena where politics and aesthetics come together in verse.
The talk will take place at the Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Hall, 1081 Knollwood Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free to all in lots #39, #62, #93 and #100--- normal parking restrictions will be suspended in these lots from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on event evenings. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of the “Islam in Global Perspective Speaker Series.” For more information please visit: http://www.wmich.edu/religion/islam-speaker-series-overview. For any questions, please contact Alisa Perkins, email@example.com.
To make a tax-deductible donation in support of this or other Islam Global Forum events, please visit MyWMU.com/IslamGlobalForum or call Alisa Perkins (269) 387-4396
Department of Comparative Religion
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5320 USA
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