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Snehal Shingavi is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where h... Read More

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Snehal Shingavi is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where he specializes in teaching South Asian literatures in English, Hindi and Urdu. He received his PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Mahatma Misunderstood: The Politics and Forms of Literary Nationalism in India. He has translated Premchand's Sevasadan and has a forthcoming translation of Ajneya's Shekhar: A Life.First published in 1932, this slim volume of short stories created a firestorm of public outrage for its bold attack on the hypocrisy of conservative Islam and British colonialism. Inspired by British modernists like Woolf and Joyce as well as the Indian independence movement, the young writers who penned this collection-Sajjad Zaheer, Ahmed Ali, Rashid Jahan and Mahmud-uz-Zafar-were eager to revolutionize Urdu literature. Instead, they invited the wrath of the establishment: the book was burned in protest and then banned by the British authorities. Nevertheless, Angaaray spawned a new generation of Urdu writers and led to the formation of the Progressive Writers' Association, whose members included, among others, stalwarts like Chughtai, Manto, Premchand and Faiz.Translated into English for the first time, Angaaray retains the crackling energy and fiery polemic of the original stories. This edition also provides a compelling account of the furore surrounding this explosive collection.

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Title: Angaaray
Author: Ahmed AliMahmud-uz-ZafarRashid Jahan and Sajjad ZaheerSnehal Shingavi
SKU: BK0124032
EAN: 9780670087174

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