Madness in Hindi Literature

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 29th Jan 2018

This talk explores how ‘mad’ characters allow writers to explore the tensions felt by the Muslim community in independent India.

The marginal position of 'mad' characters allows authors such as Manzoor Ahtesham, Nasira Sharma and Asghar Wajahat to raise to the surface many of the tensions inherent in the position of Muslims in independent India as a minority community often threatened by violence. All three authors were born in the 1940s and their narratives and personal life stories differ widely. However, the one theme that stands out, apart from their shared focus on Muslim communities and protagonists, is that of madness. This talk will bring examples from different stories and novels written by these three authors in order to compare and contrast the different types of madness and its representation. 

Image: Front cover of Main Hindu Hun (2007, British Library, Asia, Pacific & Africa YP.2009.a.2779 )

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2018-01-29 2018-01-29 Europe/London Madness in Hindi Literature This talk explores how ‘mad’ characters allow writers to explore the tensions felt by the Muslim community in independent India. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/01/29/madness-in-hindi-literature-160965 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

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