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I Too Have Some Dreams

N.M. Rashed and Modernism in Urdu Poetry

A. Sean Pue (Author)


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I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed’s poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty of collective ideologies and opposing the evolving forms of empire and domination. This finely crafted study offers a timely contribution to global modernist studies and to modern South Asian literary history.
Note on Transliteration


1. Embodiment
2. Position Without Identity
3. Allegory and Collectivity
4. Temporality

Conclusion: Hasan the Potter

Appendix: Poems in Transliteration and Translation

A. Sean Pue is Associate Professor of Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture at Michigan State University.
"I Too Have Some Dreams comes alive, offering engaging insights. . . . Through A. Sean Pue's discussion of verbal choices . . . we come to understand a little more about [N.M. Rashed's] work."—Adeline Clements TLS

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