T2F Pays Tribute to Ghalib
The mighty Ghalib is considered by many to be the most dominating poet of the Urdu language. He wrote most of his popular ghazals between the ages of 19 and 25 and is hailed as the father of modern Urdu prose.
In addition to being one of the finest historians of his time, Ghalib was the original hippie: subversive, rebellious, and unconventional.
Join us at T2F on two Sundays, as we explore the myriad dimensions of Ghalib’s genius. The 2 part program features the screening of a short film on Ghalib by Yousuf Saeed followed by a conference call with the Director (who is based in Delhi), as well as readings, musical renditions, deliberations on Ghalib’s relevance to the political situation, his religiosity, scientific accuracy, and risqué connotations in his work. Asif Farrukhi, Tina Sani, Wajid Jawad, Arshad Mahmud, Khalid Ahmed, and other Ghalib aficionados will participate. We welcome audience participation so if there’s anything you’d like to share, bring it along.
If you’re wondering, “Why in Ramzan?”, the ash’aar below precipitated the idea.
Date: Sunday, 30th September and 7th October 2007