Let’s Study Urdu! is a comprehensive introduction to the Urdu language that draws on a range of real-life contexts, popular film songs, and prized works of Urdu literature. A variety of effective aural, oral, and written drills will help students master the language while keeping them entertained. Let’s Study Urdu! provides students of diverse backgrounds, including heritage speakers, the opportunity to enhance their competency over basic grammatical structures so that they can comfortably use the language in Urdu-speaking milieus from South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
Ali Asani is professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Languages and Cultures at Harvard University. Akbar Hyder is assistant professor of Asian Studies & Islamic Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.