Adaab! We invite you to a spectacular jashn of contemporary Urdu culture. India is a multilingual land and yet the vibrance and beauty of the Urdu language is being systemically invisibilised from the cultural milieu of the country. 'Urdu Culture Now' seeks to explore the state of Urdu culture in Mumbai and will showcase its multiple intersections with modernity, digital and urban India. The evening will include:
Panel Discussion - Urdu Revival Through the Internet
Featuring lyricist and poet Hussain Haidry, artist Zeenat Kulavoor and Mahtab Alam, activist and Executive Editor of The Wire Urdu. Writer and journalist Annie Zaidi will moderate this discussion.
Works by Zeenat Kulavoor and Nasheet Shadani, and a Sound Zone with specially curated playlists.
Actor and storyteller Danish Husain will take centre stage with a Quissebaazi performance and Winit Tikoo will perform a set of Urdu rock tunes.
A specially curated book collection by Trilogy.
A delectable dawat of Lucknowi and Hyderabadi cuisine.
This event is free and open to all. Don’t miss it!