Ms ANNA SUVOROVA, a prominent Urdu scholar in Russia, passed away in Moscow after a short illness

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ISLAMABAD: Ms ANNA SUVOROVA, a prominent Urdu scholar in Russia, passed away in Moscow after a short illness. He wrote: Biography of Ms. Benazir Bhutto, Daughter of the East, Sophia of South Asia, Study of Masnavi Urdu Romance, Lahore.She authored many memorable books on  Urdu language and literature, culture and politics of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan awarded him the Stara e Imtiaz for her academic services.
Suvorova was the Head of the Department of Asian Literature at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), Professor of Indo-Islamic culture at the Institute of Oriental and classical cultures (Russian State University for the Humanities), member of the International faculty in National College of Arts (Pakistan), fellow of Academic Advisory Board, Centre for Study of Gender and Culture (Pakistan), fellow of Royal Asiatic Society (UK).
Areas of professional interest: South-Asian premodern literature, Islam in the Indian Subcontinent, Sufism, South-Asian performing and visual arts.
Her Work :
  • Masnavi: A Study of Urdu Romance. — Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Muslim Saints of South Asia: the eleventh to fifteenth century. — London—N.Y.: Routledge, 2004.
  • Barr-e saghir ke awliya aur unke mazar. — Lahore: Mashaal, 2007
  • Early Urdu Theatre: traditions and transformations. — Lahore: National College of Arts, 2009.
  • A new wave of Indian inspiration. Translations from Urdu in Malay Traditional Literature and Theatre.
  • Naya Drama in India: Rediscovering the Self in the Western Mirror.
  • Lahore: Topophilia of Space and Place. – Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011
  • Benazir Bhutto: A Multidimensional Portrait. Archived 2018-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
  • Widows and Daughters: Gender, Kinship, and Power in South Asia

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