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We focus on the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East and South Asia

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The Tent Generations, Palestinian Poems gathers together works by a select number of Palestinian poets, over the past seven decades, that give expression to the Palestinian experience under Israeli rule and Israeli occupation, as well as the experience of dispersion and displacement from their homeland following the Nakba, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the subsequent wars of 1967 and 1973.

Spring 2022 Hindustani Music Residency

Hindustani Music Residency 


University of Virginia’s department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) in collaboration with Nomi Dave, (Music) and Jay Nottingham (Director of Development) is hosting a three-day Hindustani Music Residency from March 31st to April 2nd. The high points of the residency are the Lecture-Demonstration, Music and Poetry Workshop, culminating in a concert: An Evening of Ghazals. (April 2, 7-9 pm). 



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