Arabic and Urdu: A rich shared heritage in need of revival

Arabic and Urdu: A rich shared heritage in need of revival

November 22, 2021 Off By
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Al-Araby

Efforts are underway to rebuild links between Arabic culture and those of its neighbours; connections which are limited today, despite the almost constant interaction between the Arabic, Farsi, Turkish and Urdu languages which existed throughout Islamic history. Evidence for the deep cultural relationship between these languages is preserved by a rich legacy of texts and translations linked to the study of religion and language. However, reviving the study of these linguistic links today is in dire need of support and funding from states and institutions. In August, a virtual conference was he…

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