Dastangoi is an ancient Urdu storytelling form. It was one of the most popular forms of folk entertainment in Indian subcontinent till the late 19th Century.
Dastan-e-Ameer Hamza is the most popular stories that are told in this form. In these stories, Ameer hamza’s friend Amar Aiyaar (Amar, the trickster) along with his other Aiyaar friends, fight the magicians of Afraasiyab, the villain, in a world of fantasies and magic, Tilism-e-hoshruba.
Though the main characters of the stories are Arab, Indian Dastangos made them quite Indian using the local language, anecdotes, and characters.
Kafeel Jafri will be presenting one such Dastan full of trickery, fantasy, magic, and comedy.