About Peter Friedlander

Dr Peter Friedlander is senior lecturer in Hindi–Urdu at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

Asian languages

Teaching Hindi with comics

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Students appear to be responding well to a novel approach to learning Hindi Over the last two years I’ve started using comics increasingly to teach first-year Hindi. Responses from students have been positive. But it has also raised the question of why we might use comics to teach languages and what we can say about […]

India

The vision thing: the origins of India’s sacred landscapes

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Local legends and beliefs in parts of India often have their origins in the broader Indic tradition, writes PETER FRIEDLANDER. What makes a landscape sacred? To explore this question, in 2014, I visited three sacred sites in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh—the town of Maheswar and two sites around the nearby ancient city […]