Universität Wien FIND

140185 SE The Hindi Language Movement in India (2013W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 36 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch, Hindi

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 16.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 23.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 30.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 06.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 13.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 20.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 27.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 04.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 11.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 18.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 08.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 15.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 22.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34
Mittwoch 29.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum 5 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-34

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The demise of Mughal supremacy and the inconsistency in colonial language policy created a favourable situation for Hindi to become regarded as the national language of India during the Independence Movement. It is today one of the official languages of the Government of India.

Persian was the official language during the time of Mughal Empire (1526 -1858) in South Asia. A distinct language, Urdu, emerged and became the language of the courts of Muslim rulers, who had invaded India from the eighth century onwards. Urdu developed from Khari Boli of the Delhi area with the integration of words from Arabic, Persian and Turkish. As the Muslims spread in northern India, Urdu interacted with various vernaculars, absorbed local vocabulary, and over a period of time, developed into a distinct spoken language. Hindi also developed from Khari Boli, although with the adaptation of words from local languages and Sanskrit. The development of Hindi as a standard spoken language of the north cannot be separated from the development of Urdu. Both were essentially derived from the Khari Boli of the Delhi area. A division developed only gradually between Hindus who preferred to write Hindi-Urdu in Devanagari script and Muslims who rather wrote the same in Persian script. This division was initially not entirely a communal one. Only Hindus used Devanagari, but both Hindus and Muslims used the Persian script. The development of the Hindi language movement as part of the national movement in the late nineteenth century further contributed to this division.

The Competition between Hindi and Urdu and the tensions between Hindus-Muslims reached a peak in India during the 1920s and 1930s. The fight for Hindi/Urdu was not only limited to the language but language issues became the symbol of a kind of cultural, political and social clash. Backing for Hindi came from various quarters, broadly to be categorized as literary and reformist. This seminar will be based on a brief introduction to the history of the Hindi and Urdu languages and will be focused on the development of the Hindi language movement and the role of its leaders. The most important ones among them are Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, Bharatendu Harishchandra and Swami Dayananda, but there are also others.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

he class meetings are divided into formal lecturing, presentation as well as discussion on the selected topic decided for the particular meeting.

Presentations: There will be individual presentation (from the students), in which a selected topic will be introduced in 30-45 minutes (a list of topics with dates will be distributed on the first meeting).

Homework: It is absolutely necessary that all students engage with the weekly reading assignments in order to participate in the class discussions. The reading load is reasonable and I expect every student to explore each text. Short summary (1-2 pages) consists of an interpretation of the reading homework should be submitted for every class.

Regular attendance, presentation on the assigned/selected topic and active participation in the discussion are demanded from the participants. The class will be conducted in English.

Literatur

S. KoVo unter stb.univie.ac.at

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MAK8, MASK7, MAS7, MAP7

Letzte Änderung: Fr 05.07.2019 00:13