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Learn more about Urdu – links to Urdu learning and further information websites
Learn Urdu at University
School of Oriental and African Studies
Learn at an Evening Class or a Saturday School
There might be courses in your neighbourhood. Check with your local FE college and library.
Here are some in London:
Urdu Learning Resources Online
BBC Asian Network
News, views and much more from the Pakistani Satellite Television channel, PTV
BBB Urdu News
Urdu has a rich culture of literature spanning many centuries.
Some famous classical poets include Mirza Ghalib and Mir Taqi Mir. More recently, Iqbal was the national poet of Pakistan.
There are several genres of Urdu poetry, the most famous probably being the ghazal. Ghazals can be set to music and can be sung.
Did you know that Urdu is also used for many lyrics of Bollywood film songs?
Have a look at the following links for more on Urdu poetry:
Mir in Cyberspace
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