Hindi Poetry Scholar to Lecture at UM

March 28, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana South and Southeast Asian Studies program will host a lecture on Hindi poetry at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Liberal Arts Building Room 103A-B.

Rupert Snell will present “Worlds Far and Near: Translating 17th-Century Hindi Poetry for Readers Today.” A discussion and reception will follow.

Snell is an internationally renowned scholar and translator of Hindi literature. He taught at the University of London for three decades and received the Sir George Grierson Hindi Sevi Sammaan Award from the President of India for his contributions to Hindi. He currently directs the Hindi-Urdi Flagship program at the University of Texas, Austin, which allows undergraduates from a variety of majors to become proficient in Hindi. Snell is the author of five Teach Yourself Hindi textbooks, as well as the co-editor of volumes of articles. He primarily is interested in 16th-and 17th-century poetry.

The event is jointly sponsored by UM’s Global Humanities and Religions program, the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Mansfield Center, the Department of Anthropology, the Linguistics Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.

For more information on the event, call Ruth Vanita, director for UM’s South and Southeast Asian Studies program, at 406-243-2171 or email ruth.vanita@umontana.edu.


Contact: Ruth Vanita, director, UM South and Southeast Asian Studies program, 406-243-2171, ruth.vanita@umontana.edu.