Joy of Urdu Online Sessions: “I too Have Some Dreams” Sean Pue on N.M. Rashed’s poetry . On the occasion of N.M. Rashed’s upcoming birth anniversary on August 1st, Joy of Urdu is delighted to present a special online session TONIGHT (8pm Dubai, 9pm Pakistan) with Dr. Sean Pue. Moderated by Zarminae Ansari, and discussion/ recitals by Aleem Zubair and Faraz Ali. . Register in advance for this meeting: Link in bio After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. . Sean Pue’s English critically acclaimed translations of N.M. Rashed’s poetry have been used by the Joy of Urdu team in previous events. Imagine our delight to be able to have him speak about his own journey learning Urdu, the art of translation, specifically the challenge of translating poetry, Rashid’s work, and his translation of 2 poems: “Zindagi Se Darte Ho” & “Guman Ka Mumkin”. . Dr. A. Sean Pue is associate professor of Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture at Michigan State University. His I Too Have Some Dreams: N. M. Rashed and Modernism in Urdu Poetry was published by the University of California Press in 2014. He has served as the Director of the Digital Humanities program at Michigan State University and recently received an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship that allowed him to study linguistics and computer/data science for his current research on poetic sound in South Asian poetry. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University.

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