MEHR AFSHAN FAROOQI is Assistant Professor of Urdu at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. "The Secret of Letters: Chronograms in Urdu Literary Culture," which appeared in Edebiyat: The Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures, is her most recent publication. She is currently translating a voluminous selection of women's writings in Urdu, spanning the last several centuries, for Oxford University Press.

 

PHOTO BY M.U. MEMON
(Madison) October 2002

PHOTO BY M.U. MEMON
(Madison) October 2002