In teaching my area of interest comprises of modern and classical Urdu poetry. While doing research for my Ph.D. thesis on trends of the use of ??????symbols?????? in modern Urdu poetry, I developed a special interest in symbols used in classical poetry as w ell. The exclusive study of the intricate w orld of symbols in Urdu poetry led me to select this field as my special area of interest in teaching. For this reason I have been teaching prosody, classical and modern poetry at post-graduate level since I joined the Department of Urdu in Delhi University.