Festival

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Jashn-e-Rekhta

About The

FESTIVAL

Jashn-e-Rekhta is a celebration of the spirit and eloquence of Urdu. The festival is organized annually in Delhi, under the aegis of Rekhta Foundation – a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of Urdu language and culture, that operates a free online resource www.rekhta.org launched in 2013, which has since grown to become the largest online repository of Urdu poetry and literature in the world. Jashn-e-Rekhta endeavors to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds; therefore it is a free public event, accessible to one and all.

The 3 day annual festival aims to create the much required awareness and appreciation of a language born and evolved in the Indian sub-continent. It celebrates the multi-faceted nature of Urdu – its beauty and versatility. The festival explores the different elements and range of emotions as manifested through poetry, prose, drama, art, cinema and popular culture and includes performances, recitations, mushairas, panel discussions, debates, conversation on films, calligraphy workshop.

The Jashn also curates an Urdu Bazaar that revive old-world charms through their creations like the fragrance of ittar, the antiquities of old Delhi, handicrafts, the delicate beauty of chikankari along as well as an elaborate Book exhibition spanning across Urdu, Hindi and English. The spell of Food Festival ‘Aiwan-e-Zaiqa’ lets the food lovers savor the grand feast of cuisines like Kashmiri, Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Mughlai along with the finest selection of popular street food from Purani Dilli. The festival also provides a platform to Urdu lovers and enthusiasts to share their poetry and stories in various open forums.

Jashn-e-Rekhta garners an overwhelming response and appreciation with the support and participation from over 100 most distinguished writers, poets, artists, litterateurs, singers and acclaimed personalities from India and elsewhere. Since its debut in 2015, the festival has grown to become one of the largest literary and cultural events with a footfall of 1,40,000 visitors in its 3rd edition in Feb 2017.

Jashn-e-Rekhta, in its fourth edition will continue its efforts to keep Urdu alive in the public consciousness and the three-day long celebration aspires to open up the sensory experience of living and loving a language.

Rekhta Foundation invites all to come and be a part of this Jashn with us and witness the many splendored facets of Urdu. It will be held from Dec 8-10, 2017 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi.

Festival

SCHEDULE

friday, december 8th

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5:00 PM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

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

INAUGURATION

MEHFIL-KHANA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An EVENING of music

with

USTAD RASHID KHAN

saturday, december 9th

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REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

Kunj-e-Sukhan

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

Sadaa-e-Faqir

@MadanGopalSingh and Chaar Yaar

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

Dakani Urdu: Forgotten beauty of Urdu poetry

@AslamMirza @NaseemudinFarees and @HabeebNisar

Moderated by @RehmatYusufzai

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

Aaj Se Kal Ki Baat-Cheet

@GulzarDehlvi in conversation with @FarhatEhsas

Kunj-e-Sukhan
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Khuli Nishist

An open house of poetry recitation

Kunj-e-Sukhan
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tamseeli Mazahiya Mushaira

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

Manto Ke Rubaru

@NawazuddinSiddiqui and @NanditaDas

Moderated by @RJSayema

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

Celebrating Indian Mythology In Urdu Poetry

@GopiChandNarang

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

Urdu Hindi Jugalbandi

@AshokChakradhar in conversation with @ManishShukla

Kunj-e-Sukhan
Recital
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bazm-e-Naubahaar

Young poets mushaira

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

Depiction Of Urdu Culture In Muslim Social Films

@WaheedaRehman, @ShabanaAzmi, @IraBhaskar and @MuzzafarAli

Moderated by @ShubhraGupta

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

Cultural And Literary Interaction In Medieval India

@HarbansMukhiya in conversation with @RizwanQaiser

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

Urdu Ki Raushni Mein

@NeeleshMisra in conversation with @SaifMahmood

Kunj-e-Sukhan
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Rekhta Book Launch

Kunj-e-Sukhan
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alfaaz Aapke, Aawaz Hamari

@RJSayema

Mehfil-Khana
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Poetry Of Protest

A musical rendition by @ShubhaMudgal

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

Urdu Afsane Ki Zinda Haqiqat

@QaziAbdulSattar in conversation with @SyedMohammadAshraf

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

Koi Khayaal Koi Lafz

@ImtiazAli

Kunj-e-Sukhan
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Urdu Mein Tanz-o-Mizaah

@SaifMahmood

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

Film Screening

Umrao Jaan

2h 25min

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

Urdu Meets Alt Rock

@Parvaaz

Progressive Rock Band

Mehfil-Khana
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Courtesan Project

By @ManjariChaturvedi

Featuring @NeeleshMisra

Mehfil-Khana
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bazm-e-Sukhan: Mushaira

@AlamKhurshid @AleenaItrat @AmeerImam @HaseebSoz @JavedAkhtar @RahatIndori @SaalimSaleem @ShamimAbbas @ShariqKaifi

Nizamat: @ShakeelJamali

sunday, december 10th

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10:00 AM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

Kunj-e-Sukhan

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

Sufiyana Kalaam

by @DeveshiSahgal

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

Persian and Urdu poetry: Togetherness and Separataion

@SharifHussainQasmi, @Chandrashekhar, and @ZafarAhmadSiddiqui

Moderated by @SirajAjmali

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

Dastangoi

@NadeemShah and @ShankarMusafir

Kunj-e-Sukhan
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Khuli Nishist

An open house of poetry recitation

Kunj-e-Sukhan
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jannat se Jaun Eliya

A Dramatic presentation by @KokabFareed and team

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

Kuch Ishq kiya Kuch kaam kiya

@JavedAkhtar in conversation with @AtikaAhmadFarooqui

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

Izhar-e-Ishq Aur Shayari: Season 3

@DanishIqbal

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

Nasir Kazmi- Insaani Dard ka Naghma-Nigaar

@ShamimHanfi in coversation with @SarwarulHuda

Kunj-e-Sukhan
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lafzon ki Kaarigari

Curated by @YourQuote

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

West sings East

@TanyaWells

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

Urdu Hindi Afsane ki Bebaak Awaazein

@MridulaGarg, @SyedMohammadAshraf, and @MusharrafAlamZauqi

Moderated by @NishatZaidi

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

Ghalib Beyond Time

@PavanK.Varma in coversation with @DipaBagai

Kunj-e-Sukhan
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Filmi Naghma-Nigaari aur Urdu

@ManojMuntashir

Kunj-e-Sukhan
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Hota Hai Shab-o-Roz Tamasha Mire Aage

@VarunGrover

Mehfil-Khana
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Gulon mein rang bhare baad-e-naubahaar chale

Revisiting Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Recitation: @AamirRazaHussian Gayiki: @RadhikaChopra
Dircetion: @DanishIqbal

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

Modern Urdu Ghazal

@ShamsurRahmanFaruqi in conversation with @AhmadMahfooz

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

Urdu Se Mera Rishta

@AmishTripathi in discussion with @NishthaGautam

Kunj-e-Sukhan
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KHAWATEEN KA MUSHAIRA

Kunj-e-Sukhan
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Shayari Kuch Aur Abhi

Sheri Nashist

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

Urdu ka Husn-e-Bayaan

@SaeedNaqvi

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

Sukhan

@TeamSukhan

Mehfil-Khana
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Urdu ka Surila Safar

by @AnnuKapoor with @RichaAnirudh

Mehfil-Khana
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

Mehfil-Khana
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Qawwali

@NizamiBandhu

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  • In cases of disputes, the decision of the patron is final and binding. The jurisdiction for all legal matters will be Delhi.

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The world’s largest online resource for Urdu poetry, Rekhta is leading Urdu’s renaissance by way of various Projects and Events. Rekhta Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working for the preservation and promotion of Urdu, an integral part of the subcontinent’s culture and heritage. We seek you support for Jashn-e-Rekhta 4th Edition. Your contribution will help us defray the expenditure on the event and ensure that the festival continues to remain free and open to all. Since Rekhta Foundation does not engage in for-profit activities, it depends solely on the large-heartedness of friends and benefactors like you. Be generous, donate generously and partake in the Jashn with us.

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india gate, new delhi - 110002

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