Lecturer, South Asian Studies
Office Phone
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 166

Fauzia Farooqui teaches Urdu, Hindi and South Asian Studies courses at Princeton University. Her academic interests are Urdu-Hindi, South Asian literature, literary criticism, Indian culture and gender studies. Both her research and teaching projects involve inter-disciplinary approaches. Her literature courses often explore connections between literary texts or trends and their socio-political contexts. As an Indian cultural activist, she is interested in various genres of Indian performing arts, particularly the rich oral literary traditions of India, including folk songs, storytelling and poetry recitation. Farooqui’s publications include a monograph on Urdu prose poetry, and “Beginning Urdu” and “Beginning Hindi,” parallel introductory Hindi and Urdu textbooks. She has also published various pieces of original poetry, short stories and literary criticism articles. Prior to joining Princeton, she taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Urdu literature from Lucknow University, India.