Imre Bangha

Position:

Associate Professor of Hindi

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Wolfson College

Email:

imre.bangha@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

Old Hindi Poetry

  • the emergence of Hindi (including Khari Boli) as a literary dialect in various scripts;
  • textual transmission and Hindi manuscript culture;
  • Riti poetry and the continuity of classical Sanskrit aesthetics in court literature
  • individualism and ‘ritimukt’ poetry in Brajbhasha;
  • the work of individual poets: Vishnudas, Kabir, Tulsidas, Bajid, Anandghan, Thakur

Cultural encounter between India and Hungary

The global reception of Rabindranath Tagore

Current Projects:

Edition and translation of Early Modern Hindi texts

Monograph

  • Old Hindi Literature: Poetic Forms, Idioms and Transmission: 15th to 19th centuries.

Bibliography

Courses Taught:

Recent Publications:

Jöttem a Gangesz partjairól: Bengáli kultúra és magyar irodalom. (‘I have come from the banks of the Ganges’: Bengali Culture and Hungarian Literature). L'Harmattan, Budapest, 2011.

It’s a City Showman’s Show: The Jain Devotional Poetry of Ānandghan. Penguin India, 2013. (Introduction and Notes; Annotated English Translation, in cooperation with Richard Fynes).

Bhakti Beyond the Forest: Current Research on Early Modern Religious Literatures in North India 2003-2009. Manohar, New Delhi, 2013. (Edited volume of papers presented at the Tenth International Bhakti Conference: Early Modern Literatures in North India: Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc, 22-24 July 2009.)

Scorpion in the Hand: Brajbhāṣā Court Poetry from Central India around 1800: A critical edition of Ṭhākur’s Kabittas. (Introduction, Critical edition with English notes on the text, English Translation of selected quatrains) Manohar, New Delhi, 2014.

Rabindranath Tagore: One Hundred Years of Global Reception. Orient Blackswan, New Delhi (Edited volume in collaboration with Martin Kämpchen. Editorial adviser: Uma Dasgupta)

Forthcoming

Rabindranath Tagore: Crossing the Boundaries of Language. Ratna, New Delhi. (Edited volume with the proceedings of the International Conference held at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest on 19-20 March 2012.)

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