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Languages and Literary Cultures in Hyderabad

ISBN 9781138095441
Published July 26, 2017 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

There is great interest in recent scholarship in the study of metropolitan cultures in India as evident from the number of books that have appeared on cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Though Hyderabad has a rich archive of history scattered in many languages, very few attempts have been made to bring this scholarship together.

The papers in this volume bring together this scholarship at one place. They trace the contribution of different languages and literary cultures to the multicultural mosaic that is the city of Hyderabad

How it has acquired this uniqueness and how it has been sustained is the subject matter of literary cultures in Hyderabad. This work attempts to trace some aspects of the history of major languages practiced in the city. It also reviews the contribution of the various linguistic groups that have added to the development not just of varied literary cultures, but also to the evolution of an inclusive Hyderabadi culture.

The present volume, it is hoped, will enthuse both younger and senior scholars and students to take a fresh look at the study of languages and literary cultures as they have evolved in India's cities and add to the growing scholarship of metropolitan cultures in India.

Table of Contents


1. A Tentative Paradigm for the Study of Languages
and Literary Cultures in Hyderabad City
R.S. Sharma

2. The Poetry Society of Hyderabad
G.N. Ruttonsha, Revathi Thangavelu and
Pingali Nageshwar Rao (Compilers–Editors)

3. The Poetry Society-Hyderabad Centre:
A Brief Survey
Bala Kothandaraman

4. The Dramatic Circle of Hyderabad: DCH
B.S. Prakash with Shankar Melkote

5. American Studies Research Centre:
The Rise and Fall of an Institution
B. Ramesh Babu

6. Languages and Literary Culture in Hyderabad:
The Foreign Languages
Madhav Murumkar

7. The Unique Literary Traditions of Dakhani
Sajjad Shahid and Shagufta Shaheen

8. Dakhani Literature: History, Culture, and
Linguistic Exchanges
Ashraf Rafi

9. Urdu Poetry and Hyderabadi Culture
Yousuf Azmi

10. The Localities as Reflections of Linguistic Cultures
of Hyderabad
Anand Raj Verma

11. Languages and Literary Cultures in Hyderabad:
Ismat Mehdi

12. The Daira-tul-Muarif: A Unique Language Institute
of Hyderabad
Mohammad Suleman Siddiqi

13. Telugu Language in Hyderabad: A Personal Memoir
Ampasayya Naveen

14. The Role of Literary Associations in the Promotion
of Telugu Language in Hyderabad City
C. Mrunalini

15. Telugu Poets of the Deccan and their Contribution to
the Development of Literary Culture in Hyderabad
P. Varija Rani

16. Literary Translation and Contribution of Hyderabad
to Hindi
P. Manikyamba

17. Hindi Prose Writing in Hyderabad
M. Venkateshwar

18. Hindi Journalism in Hyderabad City
T. Mohan Singh

19. Growth of Malayalam Language and Culture
in Hyderabad City
Methala Gopalan

20. Contribution of Sri Gunderao Harkare to Sanskrit Literature and Tradition
K. Geetha

21. Growth of Marathi Language and Literature
in Hyderabad City
Shobha Deshmukh

22. Tamilians, Tamil Language and Literature in
R.Vijaya and P.S. Chitra

23. Kannada in Hyderabad: Past and Present
K.G. Narayan Prasad

24. Preservation and Digitization of Rare Literature:
A Case Study of Osmania University Library,
S. Yadagiri

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Kousar J. Azam, Professor and former Head, Department of Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, has held many academic and administrative positions including the Chairmanship of the Southern Regional Centre of ICSSR and membership of APPSC. Recipient of Ford, Fulbright, Rockefeller fellowships and the Best Teacher Award of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, she has lectured at many universities in India and abroad. She has authored/edited, nine books and is currently, Honorary Advisor at the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes.