Archive for July, 2015

Daastaangoi: Tilism-e-Hoshruba and Aab-e-Gum

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Saturday 1st Aug & Sunday 2nd Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm

Join us at T2F as Fawad Khan, Nazr-ul-Hasan and Syed Meesum Naqvi present excerpts from Tilism-e-Hoshruba and Aab-e-Gum.

Tilism-e-Hoshruba, the world’s longest magical fantasy, was compiled in the Urdu language by two of its greatest prose writers, Muhammad Hussain Jah and Ahmed Hussain Qamar. Spread over eight thousand pages, filled with dazzling illusions and occult realms inhabited by powerful sorceresses and diabolic monsters, it reached the summits of popularity and acclaim in Urdu literature.

Haveli from Aab-e-Gum by Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi

Ibn-e-Insha, himself an Urdu satirist and humorist, wrote about Yusufi: “… if ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yusufi.”

Aab-e-Gum, considered a masterpiece of humourous writing in Urdu, is the story of individuals for whom the present or future holds no attraction; they live in their past. It’s the tragic story of people who have not been able to come to terms with the changing geo-social environment. It also carries with it a unique experience of the Partition. A story that is at once both tragic and funny.


Date: Saturday 1st Aug & Sunday 2nd Aug 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Entry: Rs.300
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Bargain Books Bazaar + LitLab Open Mic

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Thursday 23rd July –  Wednesday 29th July 2015

Drop by at T2F and browse through our motley collection of bargain books and magazines.

From quirky fiction to collector’s finds, from historical tomes to children’s books, T2F’s Bargain Books Bazaar has something for everyone. Prices start at Rs. 50. A number of wonderful individuals support us by donating books and magazines. Thank you all so much for your generosity. If you have used or new books that you’d like to donate, please bring them over. We’ll take everything! All proceeds are used to fund T2F’s literary programs.


Join us on Friday for LitLab, T2F’s open mic for poets, writers, and spoken word artists.

On Friday evening at 7:00 pm, Najia Sabahat Khan will host LitLab, T2F’s literary open mic. Share your poetry, prose, play, or any other piece of creative writing. You can read your own work, including work-in-progress, or a published piece by someone else. Each person gets 9 minutes at the mic. Sign up as soon as you arrive at T2F. Everyone is welcome to come and listen …


Bargain Books Bazaar Dates & Time: Thursday 23rd to Wednesday 29th July 2015 | Noon – 10:00 pm
LitLab Date & Time: Friday 24th July 2015 | 7:00 pm
Entry: Free!
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Saturday, 4th July 2015 | 10:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a classical qavvaali performance by Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers, scions of Ustad Bahauddin Khan.

Keeping the flame of the Delhi Gharana alive, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers perform traditional qavvaali, perfected over 20 years of live performances around the world. The troupe has toured throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and across South Asia and have received multiple accolades for their renditions.

In addition to performances, Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers are committed to sharing their art and knowledge by presenting lectures and workshops about the age-old institution of qavvaali.


Date: Saturday, 11th July, 2015
Time: 10:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 300
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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