Mehr Afshan Farooqi is Assistant Professor in the University of
Virgnia's Department of Middle East and South Asian Languages and
Cultures. Her research interests are in the area of language and its
literary use. Her most recent publication is the two volume
Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature (January
2008). She is presently working on a monograph on the Urdu
literary-cultural critic Muhammad Hasan Askari.