Social History of Urdu Language: An Interactive Workshop of TLF

On 12 May 2016 an Interactive workshop was held in Ewing Memorial Library under the guidance of Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF), Department of Urdu on the topic of “Social History of Urdu Language”. The Teaching and Learning Forum whose motto is Be a Light to serve for Light frequently arrange the educational workshops and sessions for the progressive growth of teachers’ professional skills. For this purpose experts are invited to share their experience. The speakers for this session were Dr Tariq Rahman, Pride of Performance, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Humboldt Laureate, and Professor Emeritus (QAU) presently who served as HEC Distinguished National Professor and Dean School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences/Education at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. He is well versed in Urdu, English and other languages. Dr Tariq Rahman has acquired degrees of MA English, MA Political Science, with PhD, MLitt and DLit. Dr Rahman is also a gold medalist in Political Science. Dr Tahir Masood, Coordinator TLF introuduced Dr Rahman to the audience of the session.

Dr Rahman started talking about his book “From Hindi to Urdu” and discussed some of its important topics. He also discussed the causes of Urdu Hindi conflict in the subcontinent and revealed the facts which were unknown to a great number of people. He also discussed the relation of Urdu with different social domains and talked about the importance of importance of Sindhi, Punjabi and Hindko besides Urdu, Hindi and Sanskrit.This was followed by a question answer session with the audience. Dr Tariq Rahman appreciated the efforts of the Forum and was very thankful to the department for giving him this opportunity.At the end of the session co-coordinator of TLF, Lecturer in Urdu Department, Hina Patrick presented vote of thanks to the honorable speaker and guests.Head of the Urdu Department, Dr Safdar Naeem presented college souvenir to the speaker.The Dean of Humanities, Dr Waseem Anwar were also present at the event.