South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Kiran Ahmed

University of Texas

Kiran Ahmed



PSH 312L • Second-Year Pashto II

33080 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.104

This course is a continuation of previous Pashto courses (PSH 506, 507 and 312 K). Students will work on reading Pashto prose along with improving their conversational and written skills. 

PSH 312K • Second-Year Pashto I

32755 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 305

Not open to native speakers of Pashto. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Pashto at the second-year level.  Prerequisite: Pashto 507 with a grade of at least C.

PSH 507 • First-Year Pashto II

32640 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 310

PSH 507 • First Year Pashto II

Unique: 32640

Semester: Spring 2013

Time: MWF: 1-2

          TTH: 12:30-1:30


This course is a continuation of previous work in Pashto (Pashto 506). The class will continue to work on acquired skills and further examine essential language skills; concentrating on readings from selected Pashto prose and poetry. The course is designed to enhance Pashto reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


Prerequisites:PSH 506 or consent of the instructor


Grade distribution:

Attendance and class participation: 15%

In class exams: 35%

Final exam: 25%

Project and presentation: 25%


PSH 506 • First-Year Pashto I

32532 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.118

PSH 506 • First-Year Pashto I

32532 • Fall 2012

Meets MWF 100pm-200pm  (BEN 1.118)

             TTH 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (UTC 1.136)

This course will introduce students to the script, grammar and vocabulary of Pashto, a member of the East Iranian languages group, spoken widely in Afghanistan and Pakistan (by approximately 30 million people). In addition to these two countries, Pashto is also spoken in India, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

A two semester sequence with five hours of meetings every week; this course aims at equipping students with basic interpretive and expressive skills in Pashto. 

By the end of the academic year, students will be able to speak, read and write Pashto. All the conventional teaching materials will be supplemented by sources such as popular songs, clips from films and plays, and works of prose and poetry composed by classical as well as modern Pashto poets and writers. This is an introductory-level course and no prior knowledge of Pashto is required.


Grade distribution:


Attendance and class participation: 15 %

In class exams: 35%

Mid term project: 25%

Final exam: 25%


ANS 361 • Pashto Language And Culture I

31719 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 2.102

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


 “Urban Women Rebels: Voices of Dissent in Urdu Popular Fiction”  In Development: Bridging the research/Policy Gaps in the Southern Context, Oxford University Press (OUP) 2004.

Also published as “Urban Women Rebels: Voices of Dissent in Urdu Popular Fiction" Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Working Paper No. 92, 2004.  




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