Hindi is the primary spoken language of at least 337 million Indians, comprising about 40% of India's population. Outside India, Hindi speakers number around 8 million, distributed across Nepal, South Africa, Mauritius, US, Yemen, Uganda, Germany, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Fiji and the UAE. Urdu is an Indic language (the official literary language of Pakistan) essentially identical to Hindi in its spoken form but in its literary form heavily influenced by Persian and Arabic and written in an Arabic alphabet. About a 100 million people in Pakistan and India speak Urdu. Linguists consider Urdu and Hindi to be dialects of the same language. Together Hindi-Urdu is the second most widely spoken language in the world.

Instructor: Chris Plummer, Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu, Middle East / South Asia Studies.
Assistant: Sadaf Rauf, Fullbright Language Teaching Assistant (Pakistan)

Coordinator: Sudipta Sen, Professor, Department of History

Hindi-Urdu instructors 158 Everson
ME/SA administration 156 Everson

ME/SA faculty whose teaching and research involves Hindi-Urdu:

Sudipta Sen, Professor, History

Smriti Srinivas, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Sunaina Maira, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies

Parama Roy, Associate Professor, English

  2007-2008 Courses:

FALL 2007
HIN001 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 10-11:50 146 Robbins

HIN001 002 Chris Plummer MTWRF 3:10-4 129 Wellman

HIN021 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 4:10-5 290 Hickey Gym

HIN001 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 12:10-1 1038 Wickson

HIN002 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 9-9:50 146 Robbins

HIN022 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 10-10:50 1038 Wickson

HIN003 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 9-9:50

HIN003 002 Chris Plummer MTWRF 10-10:50

HIN023 001 Chris Plummer MTWRF 12:10-1

2006-2007 Courses:
Elementary Hindi-Urdu HIN 001 (2 sections)
Elementary Hindi-Urdu HIN 002 (2 sections)
Elementary Hindi-Urdu HIN 003 (2 sections)
Summer session intensive first year Hindi-Urdu (1 section) ARB 002-001 1 A. Bazaz MTWRF 2:10-3PM 129 Wellman ARB 002-002 2 A. Bazaz MTWRF 9:00-9:50 144 Olson
HIN 002-1 and HIN 002-2 : Abir Bazaz Summer course: Intensive Elementary Hindi-Urdu


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