Tahira Naqvi - Book Talk & Urdu Mushaira

Event time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Loria Center for the History of Art (LORIA), 351 See map
190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The History Teacher of Lahore illustrates the cultural and political turmoil experienced in Pakistan in the 1980s through the story of a young history teacher and poet. The novel artfully explores the politicization of history, highlighting tensions between a besieged democracy and thriving cultural traditions of Urdu poetry.

Tahira Naqvi is Clinical Associate Professor at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU. Her work spans Urdu language and culture, South Asian literature, translation, and language pedagogy.