Convener: Imre Bangha
Speaker: Prof. Francesca Orsini (SOAS, London)
“Kavi Kovid” – Classical Hindi Textual Study Seminar
“कवि कोविद” – पुरानी हिन्दी पाठ-अध्ययन वेबिनार
Session 5/10: Brajbhasha songs from colonial plays, including Bhāratendu and Premghan
In this webinar series, leading experts from India, Europe and America will discuss with a global readership early modern Hindi texts of the 16th to 19th centuries and consider challenges of interpretation, variations and other aspects of the texts.
Wednesdays, 29 September – 1 December, 2:00pm UK time/9:00am EST/6:30pm IST (7:30pm IST after 25 October)
Sessions will last 90 minutes each and will be carried out remotely on Teams.
Academics and students with a solid foundation in Brajbhasha or another form of Early Hindi, and familiarity with essential grammatical terminology in English or Hindi, are welcome to join either as reading participants or auditors. Reading participants prepare from the texts for every session and read a small unit when their turn comes. Auditors, are people who do not read. All participants will be able to comment on the text via the chatbox.
The practical setup will be like an advanced reading class. Session leaders share their primary texts online in advance. They may also share their glossary, manuscript images and recommended secondary reading (one or two articles in Hindi or English no more than 60 pages in total). At the session, one reading participant reads and translates a line of verse or a small unit, then the session leader comments on the translation, further observations from other participants and questions to the leader come via the chatbox. The host Imre Bangha will be moderating all sessions calling the readers and read out the questions. If the session leader decides so, we can add a ten-minute live discussion at the end.
The seminar will be Hindi-English bilingual. Participants can speak the language they are comfortable with but are asked to speak clearly and slowly.
Taking screenshots or recording the event is not allowed.
The Seminar will be free of charge but a 10-40 Euro voluntary donation is suggested to help two Indian charities promoting education for underprivileged children and fighting poverty under Covid-19. These are the same charities that the Summer Workshop supported and information about them can be acquired at https://earlyhindibrajbhashaworkshop.wordpress.com/2020-donation-page/.
If you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.