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I teach a course on #Pakistani #Literature at @binghamtonu. This time around I started every class with playing a song on @YouTube.

This served various pedagogical purposes and also helped latecomers 😂

Here's the list of songs we listened to this semester
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1. #Punjabi folk + West coast rap

Kandyaari-ae haey tere do nain...
Chakwal Group and @iambohemia @cokestudio
2. #Punjabi Tappe by one of the most beautiful Punjabi couples: Veena and Anant @anantkiveena

When it comes to tappe, national borders don't mean shit
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@vivekagnihotri ji ,I am not a #KashmiriPandit Scholar but a #Dogra from Jammu but I am going to expose the lies spread by these communal people by means of a thread🧵exposing secularism of #SheikhAbdullah.
Books from which I have complied thread are in last Tweet of #Thread n/1
#SheikhAbdullah was so secular that he raised an organisation called #Muslim Reading Room Group that had organised an inflammatory speech of Abdul Qadir inside Srinagar's Khanqah-i-Moula Shrine on June 21 1931 in which he began extolling #Muslims to shun #Hindu ruler of J&K.
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#SheikhAbdullah was so secular that in 1932 ,he founded a party named Jammu and Kashmir #Muslim Conference in Srinagar that was named after a religion and not region .
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#اردو_زبان
#Philology
لفظ کہا ھوا ھو یا لکھا ھوا__
علم ومعلومات کے ایک نسل سے دوسری نسل تک پہنچنے کاوسیلہ لفظ ہی ھوتے ہیں (Bloomfield Theory*)۔
لکھے ھوئے لفظ کی عمر کہے ھوئے لفظ سے کہیں زیادہ ھوتی ھےاس لئے انسان نے فن تحریر ایجاد کیا۔
ایک زمانہ تھاجب فن طباعت سے لفظ کی عمر اورصحت
میں اضافہ ھوا مگر پھر بدقسمتی سے اسی فن طباعت نے غلط الفاظ کو درست سمجھنے پر مجبور کر دیا ھے۔
طباعت نے کچھ یوں ہماری اردو کا ستیاناس کیا ھے؛
غلط                              درست
انشاء اللہ ان شاءاللہ
انکساری انکسار
اےخدایا خدایا
بارات برات
بخیریت سے خیریت سے
بےنیل ومرام بےنیل مرام
السلام وعلیکم                السلام علیکم
 آب زم زم کاپانی            آب زم زم
بمع اہل وعیال                 مع اہل وعیال
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سنا ہے ربط ہے اس کو خراب حالوں سے
سو اپنے آپ کو برباد کر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے درد کی گاہک ہے چشم ناز اس کی
سو ہم بھی اس کی گلی سے گزر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے اس کو بھی ہے شعر و شاعری سے شغف
سو ہم بھی معجزے اپنے ہنر کے دیکھتے ہیں

#اُردو @urdu_bazm
@Ishq_Urdu #AhmadFaraz
سنا ہے بولے تو باتوں سے پھول جھڑتے ہیں
یہ بات ہے تو چلو بات کر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے رات اسے چاند تکتا رہتا ہے
ستارے بام فلک سے اتر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے دن کو اسے تتلیاں ستاتی ہیں
سنا ہے رات کو جگنو ٹھہر کے دیکھتے ہیں

#urdupoetry #AhmadFaraz
سنا ہے حشر ہیں اس کی غزال سی آنکھیں
سنا ہے اس کو ہرن دشت بھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے رات سے بڑھ کر ہیں کاکلیں اس کی
سنا ہے شام کو سائے گزر کے دیکھتے ہیں

سنا ہے اس کی سیہ چشمگی قیامت ہے
سو اس کو سرمہ فروش آہ بھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

#AhmadFaraz #Urdu #urdupoetry
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Getting the message out about the #COVID19 vaccine programme remains of utmost importance.

With this in mind, #NHS workers throughout the region have recorded messages in a variety of languages. Please share with those that need to hear.

#Arabic with Dr Mai Elftise:
#Czech with Anna Jancova:
#Hindi with Dr Mohit Mandiratta:
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Role of #Hindu Poets in the Evolution of #Urdu #Poetry by Ganpat Sahay Srivastav
ia601706.us.archive.org/10/items/urdu-…
Published in 1929 #Allahabad #UP , #India

@mazdaki @barbarikon @microMAF
متعصب تنگ نظر مسلمان شعراء ، سرسید ، جسٹس امیر علی ، مودودی ، اشرف علی تھانوی نے #اردو زبان کو اسلامی قرار دیا تھا بغیر کسی دلیل کے جبکہ زبان کا کوئی مذہب نہیں ہوتا کتاب پڑھیے “ اردو شاعری کے ارتقاء میں #ہندو شعراء کا حصہ از گنپت سہائے سریواستو | @FShirin

ia601706.us.archive.org/10/items/urdu-…
اردو شاعری کے ارتقاء میں #ہندو شعراء کا حصہ از گنپت سہائے سریواستو

ia601706.us.archive.org/10/items/urdu-…
مطبوعہ : الہ آباد ، ہندوستان ۱۹۶۹

#شاعری #ادب #اردو #صلح_کل

@yusufpore @husainhaqqani @Saimi29 @zarqajaved @ShakirAnsari123
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Since Hindu Right wing can’t stand Urdu words and are boycotting brands like @FabindiaNews for using #Urdu, let’s imagine India without Urdu.

Thread…
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Young Pakistani Student Teaches Türkish To His Village
👆🏻 📸 Muhammad Omar Orakzai (C) speaks to his students during a lesson in #Kohat , #Pakistan , 7th #October 2021 .
Muhammad Omar Orakzai is passionate about the Türkish language . The 21-year-old man found a new venue to share his passion after graduating from the Pak-Türk Maarif International School 2 years ago .
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Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir rebuts Prosecution's arguments against #SharjeelImam who has sought bail in a case connected to #DelhiRiots before Delhi Court. "Sole indictment on the speech. Incumbent duty upon all of us to look at the speech... If it incident violence"
Mir argues in a case of #Sedition against Imam. On #NRC, Mir argues ultimately his client's speech talks about advocating of a policy like... "In a university if we don't debate public policies, where do we debate?" #sharjeel_imam #CAA_NRC #DelhiRiots
Mir: This is a criminal court. We don't go by inferences. I am not denying my speech. For the speech to fall under #Sedition... My friend can't have discretion to add his own thoughts and inferences. #sharjeel_imam #DelhiRiots
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I looked at my computer screen to see who was coming in next:

96 years old, male

He walked in, standing tall & proud

Wearing a three piece, perfectly pressed suit

& a pure white turban

His eyes were tired with cataracts, but they still had a twinkle

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He waited for me to offer a chair, before he sat down

He told me about his headaches & his dizziness & medications

& I assessed him & we planned what to do

“Where are you from, betta (daughter)?” he asked

We both had a connection in our roots

2/7
& we started conversing in #Punjabi

Sometimes I would get muddled & mix in #Urdu words

& he would chuckle & say, “It’s ok, betta, you speak our language really well”

He had fled with his family during the partition of #India

& so had my grandparents, during that time

3/7
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#urdu
سقراط نے جب زہر کا پیالہ پیا تو ایتھنز کے حکمرانوں نے سکھ کا سانس لیا کہ اُن کے نوجوانوں کو گمراہ کرنے والا جہنم رسید ہوا، یونان کی اشرافیہ جیت گئی، سقراط کی دانش ہار گئی۔ وقت گزر گیا۔اسکاٹ لینڈ کی جنگ آزادی لڑنے والے دلاور ولیم والس کو جب انگلینڈ کے بادشاہ
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ایڈورڈ اوّل نے گرفتار کیا تو اُس پر غداری کا مقدمہ قائم کیا، اسے برہنہ کرکے گھوڑوں کے سموں کے ساتھ باندھ کر لندن کی گلیوں میں گھسیٹا گیا اور پھر ناقابل بیان تشدد کے بعد اُسے پھانسی دے کر لاش کے ٹکڑے ٹکڑے کر دیئے گئے۔ اُس وقت کا بادشاہ جیت گیا، ولیم والس ہار گیا۔ وقت گزر گیا۔
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گلیلیو نے ثابت کیا کہ زمین اور دیگر سیارے سورج کے گرد گھومتے ہیں تو یہ کیتھولک عقائد کی خلاف ورزی تھی، چرچ نے گلیلیو پر کفر کا فتویٰ لگایا اور اسے غیرمعینہ مدت تک کے لئے قید کی سزا سنا دی، یہ سزا 1633میں سنائی گئی، گلیلیو اپنے گھر م ہی قید رہا اور 1642 میں وہیں اُس کی وفات ہوئی👇
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#Ahmadiyya #FridaySermon #16thApril2021

***The summary below is not official and may therefore contain errors and inaccuracies!!!***

Huzoor began the sermon by reciting verses from the Holy #Quran which relate to the month of #Ramadan and the act of fasting, and he then....
... presented their #Urdu translation.

Huzoor said that merely being alive during this holy month, or merely going through it, or merely doing only Suhoor and Iftaar, are not enough, and neither are these the purposes of #Ramadan. Its significance, in terms of spirituality,...
... runs much deeper than that. Good and righteous deeds, especially prayers, are most accepted by Allah in this month, and Huzoor also cited a verse of the Holy #Quran which mentions of Allah being near His servants and Him hearing our prayers.

Huzoor then presented passages...
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This is a form of privilege not often spoken about.

It is not “just” the money but the financial literacy, the comfort navigating certain spaces, feeling is belonging vs #impostersyndrome. It affects ability to do unpaid internships. It affects who is bullied. #MedTwitter
Women of more affluent families may not be the ones targeted by or vulnerable to slimy professors too.

Learning requires a “safe space” in reality as well as in your own head. #MedEd has a LONG way to go before #education spaces are truly open to all. #MedTwitter #equity
For instance, while my mom’s family was in Pakistan, I grew up knowing my mom had her own identity & her own money (she always reminded my dad he had no Islamic right to 😂
=the confidence of a woman who *could* leave)

She dressed simply but had the confident demeanor of a queen
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#Pakistan-#Egypt FM-level talks.

Issues: #Libya-#Yemen-#Gulf-#Ethiopia-#Gaza-#Kashmir.

Robust military ties but overall weak political exchanges between #Cairo & #Islamabad.

Yet @ImranKhanPTI-@AlsisiOfficial governments have recently been in contact to upgrade cooperation.
#Pakistan & #Egypt revive stalled ties. Pakistani foreign minister meets President Al-Sisi. Agreement to launch high-level political consultations next month. #PakMilitary will participate in drills in Egypt in summer. /2

#Pakistan & #Egypt are often considered two players with imp roles in ensuring #Gulf stability, along regional & intl partners; can help in Mideast peace, in Yemen, in fighting extremism & extremist groups. These are recurring themes in discussions:
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Those of us who affirmed our own agency and power by learning from and with our moms. My mom’s stories are her own but she and I together have unpacked many cultural myths to learn better self compassion, willingness to identify racism, less perfectionism.
💪🏽💪🏻💪🏿 @DrvanTilburg
This is a type of trauma many WOC/POC experience. My mom’s hair is extremely thick, textured. I recall her being very fixated on making sure her own hair & our hair was always incredibly neat.

More recently I’ve come to understand this matches an experience of having black hair.
The so-called “model minority “is taught to align with white culture, to suppress oneself in order to layer under & serve white supremacy.

I have worked to remove internalized racism, colorism, self hate & learned from #blackexcellence on:

chalkbeat.org/2020/1/16/2112…
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Today's the Jayanti of
#PunjabKesari Lala Lajpat Rai.

Few lesser known facts about the Lal of Lal, Bal, Pal.

1) Lala Lajpat Rai Published A Newspaper in #Urdu
"Vande Mataram".

2) 1920, Lala Lajpat Rai Along With Joseph Baptista and NM Joshi Founded
"All India Trade Union
Congress" (AITUC) in Mumbai.
AITUC Got Merged With Communists in 1945.

3) In 1925, Hindu Maha Sabha Organised Session at Calcutta and Lalaji Was President.

4) Lalaji Was The Founder Of
"Punjab National Bank".

5) In 1916, in Young India, the then Congress Mouthpiece, he
wrote, Congress is trying to appease British Masters rather than winning liberty for Bharatiyas.

6) About Untouchability, he wrote, there's no evidence of Untouchability in our Shastras and most progressive upper castes denounce it.

7) Lala Lajpat Rai was always in the
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Really excited about the 17 authors who entered the Indian #publicdomain in 2021! Authors from all across India feature in this list, so look out languages of India... you just got richer this year! #linguisticdiversity Image
In India, the criteria for expiration of #copyright is 60 years since the death of the author, and that the work was published before their death. This year, books of authors who passed away in 1960 are coming into the public domain.
And here we go- some #Indianwriters featured in our #publicdomain post at the blog...
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The story of liberation of #Bangladesh starts in the year 1946 with the Muslim League (ML) winning an overwhelming majority in the then province of Bengal of Colonial India.

Of the 250 seats in the province, the ML won 113 seats in the legislative assembly.

#VijayDiwas
The overwhelming victory of the ML was a vote for a separate Pakistan based on religious majority. Within a year India was divided on religious lines into the States of India and Pakistan.

Muslim majority areas of Bengal became East Pakistan.
Though united by religion, East & West Pakistan were divided by language & Culture. The dominance of West Pakistan in military & bureaucracy meant the East Pakistanis were always treated as second class citizens. Despite being larger in numbers.
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📖 This piece in @dawn_com intrigued me. What could it mean to #translate #Premchand into #Urdu? #اردو #हिंदी 1/n
dawn.com/news/1590368
Premchand’s last unfinished novel #Mangalsutra can be read here in its #Devanagari version. #मंगलसूत्र 2/n
hindisamay.com/premchand%20sa…
Dr Hasan Manzar’s “translation” can be found on @Rekhta. Two editions are available. This one 👇🏼 (New Delhi: Modern Publishing House, 2002) I found had a better print quality. 3/n
rekhta.org/ebooks/mangal-…
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1 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
2 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
To say that #Jinnah & #AIML wanted to make #Secular #Liberal #Pakistan not the Theocratic State is a Half Truth ! How would you explain #Islamic Speeches of Jinnah ? Reference: ia600504.us.archive.org/16/items/relig… ( cc @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad @omarali50 )

#TwoNationTheory #Islam #India #Partition ImageImageImage
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#CantonNPT are pleased to announce a new initiative that has been set up to help us engage with the communities we serve. Here is PS Wong and Inspector Deacy explaining a little more about it. @SWPCardiff @swpolice @swpjoinus @SRCDC_Cardiff @TidyRiverside @PontcannaHub ^BT
Here is PCSO Khan speaking to the #Bengali Community-
Here is PCSO Gozdziewska speaking to the #Polish Community-
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A big babu confirmed that the scores were rigged to produce an IAS topper from #Kashmir
Only to create an icon who'd inspire the India-haters to become patriots.
That icon AOT called #India the 'Rapistan'
It seems, such idiocy is now rolled out nationally.
yugaparivartan.com/2017/06/03/doe…
Extra marks to the #Muslims in the interviews isn't enough and also out in the open.
So, #Urdu was added as a subject for the written exams.
When even that didn't help, #Kashmiri in Urdu's script was added to the subjects.
Why not try campus hiring directly from the madrasas now?
Earlier our adversaries used #secularism to deny n deprive #Hindus
Then came '#Muslims have the first right on resources' theory
When #India woke up to these perversions and delivered an unambiguous mandate, it is the hyper patriots now robbing us blind on #UPSC and #scholarships
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Today I e-inaugurated the two-day World #Urdu Webinar organised by the National Council For Promotion of Urdu Language. Vice-Chairman, NCPUL, Shahid Akhtar and Director, Aqueel Ahmed also graced the event with their presence. ImageImageImageImage
What binds India culturally in terms of linguistic harmony is the conglomeration of Urdu and Hindi, also known as “Hindustani” as also pointed out by the celebrated Sufi poet cum saint, Hazrat Ameer Khusro as well as by Meer Asr and later, Mirza #Ghalib. Image
Care has been taken by the Indian #Constitution for allowing the flourishing of all the languages including #Urdu, that since its inception, has been truly and purely, an Indian language. Urdu has been one of the 22 languages accepted by the Schedule 8 of Indian Constitution. Image
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