Celebrating poetry and its many nuances is the theme of Lamakaan this weekend.
On Saturday evening at Lamakaan, a confluence of female poets from around the city called Jashnn will be held, which will witness poets who write in English, Urdu, Telugu and Hindi sharing their thoughts, observations and ambitions. Jashnn is a celebration of their identity as women and the beauty of its expression. The poets who will be participating are Aparna Menon, Fatema Shahnaz, Mona Hyderabadi, Sridala Swami, Vasanth Kannabiran, Tasneem Johar, Vimala Morthala and Vineeta Sharma.
The admission is free for all and the event begins from 6:30 pm onwards.
On Sunday, March 31, “Heart of Urdu Literary Culture -- Mushaira’s and the Ghazal-- Origins and Flow” -- a talk by Dr Manisha Bangar and ghazal rendition by Mala Bararia”. Through the verbal space offered by audio visual medium and Ghazal rendition, Dr Manisha Bangar and Mala Bararia present the journey of Urdu literary culture in between the times of its creation in prose and poetry, its achievement of historical preeminence, its preservation by Urdu lovers through popular genres like “bayaz”, “takirah’s” and “mushairas”, the ustad-shagird tradition, the classical ghazal and the contemporary Urdu culture which lies beyond the patterned classical pattern in the modern public space.