Friday, July 21, 2017

The charms of a language …

… Poetry Prize Winner Found Beauty in Urdu Poetic Tradition - NBC News. (Hat tip, G. E Reutter.)

It was not until Talukder was in a high school class that she began to realize that embracing Urdu and her love of writing were not incompatible. “I was asked to translate a poem for class just as an exercise, and it was the first time that I realized that Urdu poetic culture was a culture of its own,” she said. “It was the first time that I realized that Urdu was capable of beauty.”

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