Join us on Tuesday 6th February for Raonaqé Shaaéri, an evening of poetry by visiting poets Irfan Sattar, Rasheed Nadeem & Uzma Mahmood.
Karachi native, Irfan Sattar is considered one of the leading exponents of Urdu Ghazal in modern times. His first collection of poetry is titled “takrar-e-sa’at”. the second collection, “sa’at-e-imkaaN” was published in 2016. His latest book, titled “yeh ishq hai” was published in Lahore in 2017, and is a selection of poems from the first two books. Irfan’s diction is deeply embedded in the classical tradition of Urdu ghazal, and yet his ideas and subjects are modern. Irfan Sattar also hosts a popular TV show “Hum-sukhan” with TAG TV Canada, in which he interviews literary figures.
An emerging poet with substance; Uzma Mahmood has made her mark during recent years through her distinct style and originality. Equally comfortable with Urdu and Punjabi languages, she is considered to be a poet of great talent. Her first compilation of Urdu ghazals titled “makaaN sey la-makaaN tak” is being published in early February this year.
Rasheed Nadeem is a poet with a classical touch and modern sensibility. His subjects vary from satirical comments on religious and moral beliefs to the plight of common men. He has equal prowess in Urdu and Punjabi languages.
Date: Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free. Donations are welcome as we do things best with what you give us!