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Imaging South Asian culture in non-English: Reconstructing popular textual and visual representations

1. Tasleem Shakur and Katy Highet
Reconstructing, re-imagining: South Asia through alternative gazes    [page.1]
Part 1: Re-picturing history: Whose voices are we hearing anyway?
2. Shreyanjana Bhattacherjee
The theater called Archeology: The interplay of identity and religion in the understanding of the past        [page.15]
3. Abdul Matin
Socio-religious reform and Sufism in 20th century Bengal: A study of the role of Pir Abu Bakr of Furfura Sharif, India     [page.25]
4. Prerana Srimaal and L. Lamminthang Simte
‘Timeless Aesthetics’? Rock art studies as ‘sites of contestation’ in the Southern Vindhyan landscapes      [page.34]
Part II: Bioscope: Seeing through the lenses of South Asian cinema
5. Anakshi Pal and Dev Nath Pathak
Cinematic ambivalence on borders: Ifs and buts of popular South Asia        [page.44]
6. Salman Al-Azami and Tasleem Shakur
Saratchandra’s Devdas: A comparison between the original Bengali text and its two Hindi film adaptations      [page.62]
7. Arpana Awwal
Heroes and villains: Masculinities of romance, dominance and violence in Bangladeshi films of 1970s        [page.72]
Part III: Linguistic Traces: South Asian culture in and through language(s)
8. Katy Highet
‘I am tho speaking English only’: Delineating English and non-English in India   [page. 86]
9. Anthony Grant
August Seidel and the first manual of Urdu for speakers of German (1893)        [page. 92]
10. Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah
Linguistic influence of Persian on South Asian languages   [page. 98]
Part IV: Emerging voices: Creating textual and visual representations
11. Masrufa Nusrat
The discourse on Razakar: Cultural movements, resistance and Bengali nationalism [available shortly]
12. Sabz Khan
Poem: Zubaan ki kadar aye gi/Now you will learn the value of language   [page. 123]
13. Shahabuddin
A message of universality      [page. 127]