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Farooqui is a lecturer with the Program in South Asian Studies. Her primary interests are Urdu-Hindi language and literature, literary criticism and women’s studies, and she has taught Urdu and Hindi at various institutions including the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. Farooqui’s publications include, as co-author, Beginning Urdu and Beginning Hindi, parallel introductory Hindi and Urdu textbooks. She has also published a monograph on Urdu prose poetry and various pieces of original Urdu poetry, fiction and literary criticism. In addition to teaching and writing, Farooqui’s professional experience also includes a position as a Urdu-Hindi language specialist in STARTALK, the National Security Language Initiative to promote strategically important world languages not now widely taught in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. at Lucknow University.