TALK & MUSIC "Rooh-e-Ghazal" a Ghazal concert by Shakeel Ahmed > 7pm on 21st June 2018

Venue : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road

Shakeel Ahmed
Shakeel Ahmed
Time : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 21/06/2018 19:00 21/06/2018 20:30 Asia/Kolkata TALK & MUSIC "Rooh-e-Ghazal" a Ghazal concert by Shakeel Ahmed Event Page : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Stations :
'Jor Bagh(Yellow Line)Exit Gate-1' - Walk Direction
'Khan Market(Violet Line)'
Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description :
 TALK & MUSIC "Rooh-e-Ghazal" a Ghazal concert by Shakeel Ahmed showcasing the works of Ghalib, Meer and Dagh Dehalvi in an amalgam of poetry and music. 

·         Rooh-e-Ghazal – a Ghazal Concert by Shakeel Ahmed, Showcasing the works of Ustad Shayars Ghalib, Mir and Dagh Dehalvi in an amalgam of poetry and Music with Narrative by Prof Khalid Alvi, Archana Garodia Gupta and Dr Mridula Tandon. Concept by Dr Mridula Tandon
·         The program aims to acquaint the audience with the Times, Personality and Works of the Shayars. 
·         The three great poets presented in this program - Mir, Ghalib and Dagh Dehalvi - lived in Delhi, or in its general vicinity, between February 1723,  to  March 1905. Mid-18th century witnessed the decline of the Mughal Power, Delhi and its people were being incessantly plundered and pillaged by invaders and Delhi faced raids by the Marathas in 1737, Invasion and plunder by Nader Shah in 1739, by Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1757, a brief spell of Maratha and Rohilla tyranny before the British arrived in 1803. Then relative calm —except during 1857 war of Independence. 
·         Yet, 18th–19th centuries were the golden period of Urdu poetry. It is uncanny to trace how Literary culture not only carried on, but arguably shone with greater brilliance in the aftermath of the worst bloodshed Mughal Delhi had ever seen In fact, Delhi emerged as a significant centre with Mir Taqi Mir (1722-1810), Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869) and Nawab Mirza Khan Dagh (1831-1905) and others. 
·         Juxtaposing the literary achievements of these Giants of Urdu Poetry against the background of the turmoil and bloody conquests  in the turbulent 18th and 19th century is a fascinating revisit of our collective history
·         Their poetry, through Ghazal rendition leads us forward, with minimum of comment- and we admire the delicacy of thought and refinement of language even as we marvel at the spirit of a people who refused to be vanquished by the many assaults of the invaders and the bloodshed suffered through the most terrible invasions in history
·         Since the 18th century, Urdu poetry became a way for people to communicate with each other about the social and political woes of the time. A colourful mix of cultural and linguistic conventions, the Ghazal is loved by legions for they can identify with its easily understood nuances.

·         Perhaps the most amazing thing about Urdu poetry is the way it continues to thrive as an art and a form of expression today. In line with the advent of internet, online Urdu poetry communities have established themselves in cyberspace including Shayari portals of famous poets, Urdu Poet forum and communities, and websites dedicated to Mushaira audio and video. Today’s fans of Urdu poetry are spread worldwide, and almost everyone exchanges comments in the poetic form of Ashaar of a ghazal.

Narrative by Moien Shadab, Prof. Khalid Alvi, and Mridula Tandon 

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TALK & MUSIC "Rooh-e-Ghazal" a Ghazal concert by Shakeel Ahmed > 7pm on 21st June 2018 TALK & MUSIC "Rooh-e-Ghazal" a Ghazal concert by Shakeel Ahmed > 7pm on 21st June 2018 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, June 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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