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About The

FESTIVAL

Jashn-e-Rekhta is a three-day festival celebrated annually in Delhi under the aegis of the Rekhta Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted wholeheartedly to the preservation and promotion of the Urdu language, its literature and culture.

Within the last four years, Jashn-e-Rekhta has left behind the trappings of a festival to emerge as an excellent celebration of Urdu, its rich heritage and eclectic art forms. The event includes splendid musical performances of ghazals and qawwalis by renowned artistes. Additional activities include dastangoi renditions, panel discussions, poetry recitations and enriching conversations with celebrities. Items decorated with calligraphy and other goods are also available and visitors can enjoy a variety of local as well as Middle Eastern cuisine at the food stalls.

The festival has been graced by doyens of Urdu poetry and literature and also by people of eminence from the film, music and television industry. Owing to its uniqueness, Jashn-e-Rekhta has become one of the most popular literary and cultural events of our country.

The 5th edition of the festival will be held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on December 14–16, 2018 (Fri-Sun).

what to

expect

Mushaira

Mushaira

Mushaira is a mehfill of Urdu poets where they recite and perform their best works of poetry.

Dastangoi

Dastangoi

Dastangoi is an oral art form of Urdu storytelling; it narrates tales of love, magic and war.

Qawwali

Qawwali

Qawwali is a performative song with spiritual and devotional elements, often leaving the audiences in an enchanted spell.

Sufi Music

Sufi Music

Sufi Music is a genre of spiritual singing; it resonates with the works of Sufi poets like Rumi.

Dramas and plays

Dramas and plays

Plays based on notable Urdu figures like Ghalib, Dara Shikoh organised every year by various Delhi-based repertories.

Food Festival

Food Festival

'Aiwan-e-Zaiqa' offers Asian cuisines like Kashmiri, Awadhi, Bihari, Turkish and many more delicacies for the food lovers to relish.

Rekhta Bazaar

Rekhta Bazaar

Rekhta Bazaar showcases a range of cultural artefacts, quirky merchandise for shopping junkies.

Ghazal Saraai

Ghazal Saraai

Ghazal Saraai is an art form celebrating the theme of love and life through musical renditions of famous ghazals.

Heartfelt Conversations

Heartfelt Conversations

Celebrities from different fraternities converge and take part in discussions, audience interactions, conversations around Urdu language, literature and culture.

Festival

SCHEDULE

friday, december 14

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5:00 PM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

MEHFIL-KHANA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

INAUGURATION

graced by

MORARI BAPU

MEHFIL-KHANA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

An EVENING of music

with

WADALIS

saturday, december 15

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  • 1:00 PM
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  • 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
10:00 AM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

SUKHAN-ZAAR

Mehfil-Khana
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RAAG ROOHANI

by @SONAMKALRA

Bazm-e-Khayaal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

URDU KAHANI KI KAHANI: ZAATI MANZARNAMA

@IQBALMAJEED & @RATANSINGH Moderated by

@KHURSHIDAKRAM

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AABSHAR-E-NAGHMA

CLASSICAL MUSIC BY @KASHISHMITTAL

SUKHAN-ZAAR
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KHULI NISHIST

An open house of poetry recitation

Mehfil-Khana
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

JAN NISAR AKHTAR-KAIFI AZMI DO SHAYAR, DO ZINDAGIYAN, EK KAHANI

@JAVEDAKHTAR, & @SHABANAAZMI

in conversation with @NUPURSHARMA

Bazm-e-Khayaal
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

FAIZ KE TEEN ISHQ

@GOPICHANDNARANG In conversation with

@SHAHINATABASSUM

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

CHAHAAR-BAIT

MARTIAL FOLK MUSIC BY @ATTANKHAN GROUP (AMROHA)

Introduction by @ZAHEERRAHMATI

SUKHAN-ZAAR
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

ALFAAZ AAPKE AWAAZ HAMARI

@RJSAYEMA

Mehfil-Khana
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DASTAN-e-KANABATI

@DARAINSHAHIDI & @MAHMOODFAROOQUI

Bazm-e-Khayaal
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

KABIR KA ANHAD-NAAD

@ABDULBISMILLAH and @PURUSHOTTAMAGRAWAL Moderated by

@DIBANG

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BAZM-E-NAU-BAHAAR~ YOUNG POET MUSHAIRA

@ABHINANDANPANDEY, @IMTIYAZKHAN, @IRSHADKHANSIKANDAR, @MANOJAZHAR, @NAEEMSARMAD, @NIVESHSAHU, @SHAHBAZRIZWI, @SYEDSAROSHASIF, @TAUSEEFTABISH & @ZUBAIRALITABISH

SUKHAN-ZAAR
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

REKHTA BOOK LAUNCH

Ghazal Usne Chhedi – 5: Comp-Farhat Ehsas; Manzar-e-Shab-Taab: Irfan Siddiqi,

and more.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

BOOK LAUNCH

HAZAARON KHWAHISHEIN AISI: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF URDU GHAZALS

By @ANISURRAHMAN

SUKHAN-ZAAR
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BOOK LAUNCH

BEKARAANIYAN By @PARVEENSHERE

Mehfil-Khana
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

DEKH AWAAZ KE CHARAGH JALE

@GAYATHRIASOKAN KI GHAZAL GAYIKI

Bazm-e-Khayaal
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

TARAQQI-PASANDI AUR JADEEDIYAT: FAN KI PARASTISH YA ZINDAGI-PARASTI

@ASADZAIDI, @SADIQUE & @SHARIBRUDAULVI

Moderated by @KAUSARMAZHARI

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

RAM KAHAANI URDU WALI

DRAMATIC RENDERING OF RAMAYANA IN URDU

@SHRISHRADDHARAMLILA

SUKHAN-ZAAR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ROMANCING URDU

With @JAAVEDJAAFERI In conversation with

@ATIKAFAROOQUI

Bazm-e-Khayaal
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

ALLAMA IQBAL- A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

@PIOTRKLODKOWSKI

Mehfil-Khana
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

QAWWALI

@WARSIBROTHERS

Bazm-e-Khayaal
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

FILM SCREENING

GAMAN

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

TRANCE WITH KHUSRO

@KANISHKSETH TRIO

SUKHAN-ZAAR
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ADABI CHAUPAL: AAJ KE SHAYARON KI BAATEIN

@ABHISHEKSHUKLA, @ALEENAITRATRIZVI, @AMEERIMAM, @GITANJALIRAI, @IRSHADKHANSIKANDAR, @MADANMOHANDANISH, @PALLAVMISHRA, @PAWANKUMAR, @SHABNAMASHAI & @TARKASHPRADIP

WITH @FARHATEHSAS

Mehfil-Khana
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GRAND MUSHAIRA

@WASEEMBARELVI, @VIPULKUMAR, @SUBHANASAD, @SHAKEELAZMI, @SHAHPARRASOOL, @MALKANASEEM, @MADANMOHANDANISH, @IQBALASHHAR & @FARHATEHSAS

Nizaamat: @SHAKEELJAMALI

sunday, december 16

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  • 1:00 PM
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  • 5:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM
  • 7:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
10:00 AM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

SUKHAN-ZAAR

Mehfil-Khana
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AB KE BAHAAR CHUNAR MORI RANG DE

NAGHMA-E-KHUSRO

@USTADIQBALAHMEDKHAN

Bazm-e-Khayaal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SANSKRIT AUR FARSI: EK GHAR KE DO DARWAZE

@ASHUTOSHDAYALMATHUR, @BALRAMSHUKLA & @SATYANARAYANHEGDE

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“GULSHAN” – A POETRY COLLECTION OF MUZTAR KHAIRABADI

@JAVEDAKHTAR & @SHARIBRUDAULVI in conversation with @PERVAIZALAM

SUKHAN-ZAAR
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KHULI NISHIST

An open house of poetry recitation

Mehfil-Khana
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

WO SHAYAR BADNAAM

@KUMARVISHWAS in conversation with

@NAGHMASAHAR

Bazm-e-Khayaal
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

FORT WILLIAM COLLEGE: REVISITING URDU-HINDI DIVIDE

@ANIRUDHDESHPANDE, @HARISHTRIVEDI & @SADIQ-UR-RAHMANKIDWAI Moderated by

@ANISURRAHMAN

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

MAHJABEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MEENA KUMARI

@KANUPRIYA & @RASHMIAGARWAL

SUKHAN-ZAAR
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

BAITBAZI

A game of Urdu poetry

Mehfil-Khana
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

URDU KE ZER-E-SAAYA

@VISHALBHARDWAJ in conversation with

@FARIDOONSHAHRYAR

Bazm-e-Khayaal
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NAZEER AKBARABADI KI BE-NAZEERI

@SHAMIMHANFI in conversation with @SIRAJAJMALI

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QISSAGOI & INDIAN OPERA FUSION

@KABUKIKHANNA & @SYEDSAHILAGHA

SUKHAN-ZAAR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BHABHI JI URDU BOLIYE

@AASIFSHEIKH

in conversation with @MANOJSANTOSHI

Mehfil-Khana
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

AWADH KE RANG

Folk Music by @MALINIAWASTHI

Bazm-e-Khayaal
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The world of Intizar Hussain: Partition, Nostalgia & Mythology in Urdu Literary Culture

@MAHMOODFAROOQUI & @SHAMSURRAHMANFARUQI

in conversation with @SUDHIRCHANDRA

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

AI ISHQ KAHIN LE CHAL: LIFE & POETRY OF AKHTAR SHEERANI

@ASMAMIRZA, @DANISHIQBAL & @ROLIBARUA

SUKHAN-ZAAR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

GHAZAL SARAAI MUQABALA

Competition

Mehfil-Khana
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

HUM BEKHUDI MEIN TUMKO PUKARE CHALE GAYE

Majrooh ki shayari @ANNUKAPOOR ki Jaadugari Moderated by

@ATIKAFAROOQUI

Bazm-e-Khayaal
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

URDU AFSANE KA TILISM

@MEHRAFSHANFAROOQI, @MOINUDDINJINABADE & @ZAKIAMASHADI

Moderated by @ABUBAKRABBAD

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

GUZZLER

by @SHRUTIPATHAK

SUKHAN-ZAAR
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BAZM-E-SHAYARAT BA-YAAD-E-FAHMIDA RIAZ

Women Poets Mushaira

@FARHATNADIRRIZVI, @ILAJOSHI, @MUDITARASTOGI, @NUSRATMEHDI, @RASHIDABAQIHAYA, @RASHMISABA, @SIYASACHDEV & @TARUNAMISHRA

Bazm-e-Khayaal
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SOZ-KHWANI

@ASKARINAQVI

Mehfil-Khana
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MI RAQSAM

SUFI NAGHMA

by @NOORANSISTERS

SPONSORS

for sponsorship & partnership queries contact

satish.gupta@rekhta.org
satish gupta - head of programs & outreach
for queries related to the festival write to contact@jashnerekhta.org

Support Us

CONTRIBUTE

The world’s largest online resource for Urdu poetry, Rekhta is leading Urdu’s renaissance in the 21st century, through various Projects and Events. Jashn-e-Rekhta (JER) is a ‘Language Kumbh’ that celebrates the spirit of Hindustani language, literature and culture across its recorded past, lived present and emerging fullness. This 3-day festival has grown to become one of the world’s largest literary & cultural events since its debut in 2015, and is free and accessible to all. Since Rekhta Foundation does not engage in for-profit activities, your support will help us ensure that the festival continues to remain free and take the grandeur of Hindustani culture to the masses. We request you to partake in the Jashn with us and donate heartily.

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venue

major dhyan chand national stadium

india gate, new delhi - 110002

how to get there
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Getting to Jashn-e-Rekhta

Visitor Entry to venue ON FOOT is allowed from:

1. Gate no 3 – High Court Road

2. Gate no 4 – On Mathura Road

PLEASE NOTE : NO Parking is available inside the National Stadium
PAID PUBLIC PARKING

1. Bhairon Mandir Parking on Bhairon Marg (Nearest entry point Gate no 4). Free Shuttle to venue available

2. Zoological Garden (Nearest entry point Gate no. 3 & 4)

NEAREST METRO STATION - Pragati Maidan Free Shuttle to venue available
FREE SHUTTLE TIMINGS

14TH Dec 2018 : 04:30 PM - 09:30 PM

15TH Dec 2018 : 10:30 AM - 09:30 PM

16TH Dec 2018 : 10:30 AM - 09:30 PM


*Right of admission reserved. No arms, sharp objects, liquids (other than water) , perfumes are allowed inside the venue.