Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's book discusses the origins and progress of Urdu as a literary language and culture. He analyzes, through examples from dominant literary forms, the origins of both Hindi and Urdu; and evaluates the growth of serious Urdu poetry through studies of all its major forms and practitioners. This is a pioneering work that demolishes myths, proposing instead provocative new theses that all South Asian and Islamic scholars will find riveting.
Used availability for Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's Early Urdu Literary Culture and History
June 2000 : UK Hardback