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Fauzia Farooqui

Fauzia Farooqui

Fauzia Farooqui

Lecturer

South Asian Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 166

609-258-8324

fauzia@princeton.edu

Fauzia Farooqui teaches Urdu, Hindi, and South Asian Studies courses at Princeton University. Her academic interests are Urdu-Hindi, South Asian literature, literary criticism, Indian culture, and gender studies. Both her research and teaching projects involve inter-disciplinary approaches. Her literature courses at Princeton often explore connections between literary texts or trends and their socio-political contexts. Her gender studies courses situate gender and sexuality issues within the cultural frameworks of South Asia. Her current research projects focus on post-partition Urdu poetry and South Asian literary feminism. As an Indian cultural activist, she is interested in various genres of Indian performing arts, particularly the rich oral literary traditions of India, including folk songs, storytelling, and poetry recitation. Farooqui’s publications include a monograph on Urdu prose poetry, and Beginning Urdu and Beginning Hindi, parallel introductory Hindi and Urdu textbooks. She has also published various pieces of original poetry, short stories, and literary criticism articles. Prior to joining Princeton, she taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. She received her PhD in Urdu literature from Lucknow University, India.