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Wednesday, 29 December

530. Framing the Secular: South Asian Contexts

3:30–4:45 p.m., Washington B, Loews

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on South Asian Languages and Literatures

Presiding: Hena Ahmad, Truman State Univ.

1. “The Panchatantra and Secular Tale-Telling in the Premodern World,” Brenda Deen Schildgen, Univ. of California, Davis

2. “Secular Literature in Preindependent India: A Look at Ismat Chughtai and Saadat Hasan Manto,” Deepika Marya, Univ. of Southern Maine, Portland

3. “Re-presenting the Burdens of South Asian History: Narayan and Rushdie,” Pradyumna S. Chauhan, Arcadia Univ.

4. “The Vernacular of Doubt,” Amitava Kumar, Penn State Univ., University Park

For copies of papers, write to Hena Ahmad ( by 15 Nov. 2004.

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