Urdu Research in the 21st Century

Situation, Needs and Prospects


  • Dr Khawer Nawazish Assistant professor BZU , Multan


Research, Urdu, 21st century, Pakistan, Researcher


This article is based on the idea that research is actually born out of curiosity, and that the 21st century's revolution of science and technology has sought to eradicate this human curiosity. Urdu scholars still invent topics, most of which are traditional. Topics revealed from in-depth studies are rare in Urdu at this point of time. As a result, Urdu research in Pakistani universities is based on repetition rather than the creation of new knowledge. Researchers are presenting analyzes with the help of knowledge and ideas created by the 1st world instead of examining external facts with the help of their inner feelings and cultural perspective. In this article, the author presents a theoretical discussion on the situation, requirements and prospects of research in 21st century with special reference to the subject of Urdu and tries to raise new questions as well as answer them.


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How to Cite

Dr Khawer Nawazish. (2020). Urdu Research in the 21st Century: Situation, Needs and Prospects. Zaban-O-Adab, 13(2), 103-123. Retrieved from //zabanoadab.gcuf.edu.pk/index.php/1/article/view/10