Sunday, 2nd October 2011 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“Rekhte ke Ustaad” is a bilingual study circle for enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Urdu poetry. Each session is devoted to reading, translating and discussing examples from the poetry of a great master.
Mirza Muhammad Rafi’ Sauda (1713-1781), was an Urdu poet of extraordinary skill and a contemporary of major poets like Mir Taqi Mir and Mir Dard. His fame as a ghazal poet is somewhat eclipsed today by his reputation as Urdu’s greatest qasida poet and a master of satirical verse.
reḳhte ke tumhīñ ustād nahīñ ho ġhālib
kahte haéñ agle zamāne meñ koʾī mīr bhī thā
you, Ghalib, are not the sole master of Rekhtah
they say that in former times, there was also a fellow called Mir
Rekhtah – meaning ‘poured’ or ‘mixed’ – is an older name for the Urdu language, and particularly its Perso-Arabic-infused poetry.
Zahra Sabri is a researcher and literary translator. She gained her Master’s degree in 2010 at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her research focuses on the politics of identity centred around Urdu in South Asia and the influence of the Persianate on Indo-Muslim languages and cultures.
Date: Sunday, 2nd October, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs.50 [Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously]
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.