Urdu Readings

Performances, Book Reading | Urdu | 1hr

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Our hugely popular Urdu dramatic readings programme is back in a new avatar! 


This edition will feature brilliant writing in different forms – letters, poetry, satire, articles, newspaper columns, and so on. 

 

The first two sessions were a selection of letters written by Mirza Ghalib, followed by letters of Saadat Hasan Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi, and Safiya Akhtar. 

For the third and fourth sessions, we had a set of satirical and humorous tales by Pitras Bokhari, Ibn-e-Insha, Krishan Chander, Chaudhari Muhammad Ali Rudaulvi and Yunus Bhat, among others.

In the fifth and sixth sessions, we considered ‘Khaaka-Nigari’ — the age-old tradition of pen sketches in Urdu literature. We read pieces by writers, poets and social commentators such as Farhatulla Baig, Josh Malihabadi, Shahid Ahmed Dahelvi, Ashraf Sabuhi Dahelvi, Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui, Ahmed Bashir, Ismat Chughtai, and Saadat Hasan Manto. The last session marked the beginning of our newest exploration - the world of Urdu poetry, by way of the Nazm. We went through the works of Nazeer Akbarabadi, Sardar Jafari, Kaifi Azmi, Josh Malihabadi, Majaz Lakhnawi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Sahir Ludhiyanavi.

This session will focus on ‘Poetry by Women’. We’ll be looking at the works of Sara Shagufta, Parveen Shakir, Fahmida Roaz and Fatima Shora, among several others. 


Programme conceived in association with well-known Urdu scholar, Aslam Parvez.

 

Important Notes:

1. The No Late Admittance rule will be strictly enforced. Kindly arrive early.

2. The Right of Admission is reserved.

3. After purchase, no tickets will be refunded or exchanged.

4. Vehicles can only be parked in the Aram Nagar maidans; not in front of the bungalows there.

T&C

  • Age Limit: 10+
  • The No Late Admittance rule will be strictly enforced. Kindly arrive early.
  • The Right of Admission is reserved.
  • After purchase, no tickets will be refunded or exchanged.
  • Vehicles can only be parked in the Aram Nagar maidans; not in front of the bungalows there.
  • Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check your total amount before payment.
  • We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior at the venue to pick up your physical tickets.
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