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Jashn-E-Qalam'S - Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai: Amrita Pritam, Kamleshwar & Patras Bokhari

Drama | 2hrs
Artists
Ayesha Singh
Ayesha Singh
KC Shankar
KC Shankar
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An Evening of Storytelling and Hindustani Literature with Solo
Performances
of Short Stories.

AMRITA PRITAM (31 August 1919 - 31 October 2005) is described by many as the goddess by defiance, a rebel and a revolutionary who lived her life with utmost intensity. She had the sensitivity and rare gift of the ability to give tender expression to human sorrow and alienation. Regarded as the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, she wrote verses that are sung and recited in cities and villages by many who are illiterate - such is the hypnotic appeal of her poetry.

KAMLESHWAR (6 January 1932 - 27 January 2007) depicted the trials and tribulations of a fast changing society, groping for new values in the face of the collapse of the old value system. He was also a prolific screenwriter who deftly blended the thin line between art and commerce in films like 'Sara Aakash', 'Aandhi', 'Mausam', 'Rajnigandha', 'Rang Birangi', 'Chhoti Si Baat' and 'Mr. Natwarlaal'.

PATRAS BOKHARI (1 October 1898 - 5 December 1958) was an Urdu humourist, educator, essayist, broadcaster and diplomat from Pakistan. He graduated from Cambridge University with a diploma in English, served as the principal of GC University, was chosen as Director General of All India Radio and also worked closely with the Secretary General of the UN. His seminal collection of essays, Patras Kay Mazameen earned him the status of an eminent Urdu humorist.

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