about

Jashn-e-Rekhta is a three-day celebration of our Hindustani language, literature & cultural heritage, held annually in Delhi under the aegis of the Rekhta Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of the languages and literature of the Indian sub-continent .

The festival celebrates Hindustani eclectic art forms through Ghazals, Sufi music, Qawwali, Dastaangoi, Panel Discussions, Poetry Symposiums, Recitations, Celebrity Conversations, Masterclasses and much more. Book exhibition, Calligraphy, Artifacts, Food court & and a lot more. A uniquely curated Rekhta bazaar showcases Artifacts and merchandise. Another highlight of the festival is “Aiwan-i-Zaiqa”, a curated food Festival that will let food lovers savor a grand feast of cuisines like Kashmiri, Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Rampuri, Mughlai along with the finest selection of popular street food from Purani Dilli.

Celebrating our glorious past, this year the festival will commemorate the 550th year celebration of Guru Nanak Dev, 150th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and will also celebrate the role of women in creative and performing arts.

what to

expect

HARSHDEEP KAUR

HARSHDEEP KAUR

TILISM-E-SADA-O-SAAZ

AN EVENING OF SUFI MUSIC

JAVED AKHTAR

JAVED AKHTAR

SAHIR LUDHIANVI:

MAIN PAL DO PAL KA SHAYAR HOON

SHUJAAT KHAN

SHUJAAT KHAN

SUR SAAZ SITAR

A SOULFUL RENDITION BY THE MAESTRO

JASPINDER NARULA

JASPINDER NARULA

MI RAQSAM

AN ECLECTIC SUFI MUSIC PERFORMANCE

KAHANI GHAZAL KI

KAHANI GHAZAL KI

PESHKASH: CHANDAN DASS, RADHIKA CHOPRA & RAZA MURAD

A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF GHAZAL

MANJARI CHATURVEDI

MANJARI CHATURVEDI

BEGUMS AND BAIJIS OF BOLLYWOOD

A SUFI KATHAK TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST WOMEN OF BOLLYWOOD

DIVYA DUTTA

DIVYA DUTTA

KUCH DIL KI KUCH DUNIYA KI

A HEARTFELT CONVERSATION

SACHIN PILGAONKAR & SHEKHAR SUMAN

SACHIN PILGAONKAR & SHEKHAR SUMAN

YE HAMARI ZABAAN HAI PYAARE

OF LIFE AND POETRY

MUNAWWAR RANA & RAHAT INDORI

MUNAWWAR RANA & RAHAT INDORI

MUSHAIRA AUR HUM: YE NISF SADI KA QISSA HAI

A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS

ANUBHAV SINHA

ANUBHAV SINHA

CINEMA : KHWAAB AUR HAQEEQAT KE BEECH

CANDID CONVERSATION

LUBNA SALIM

LUBNA SALIM

GUDAMBA: A MONOLOGUE BY LUBNA SALIM WRITTEN BY JAVED SIDDIQI

DESIGNED & DIRECTED BY SALIM ARIF

FOUZIA DASTANGO

FOUZIA DASTANGO

DASTAN-E-MAHABHARAT

THE EPIC TALE

INDIE ROUTES

INDIE ROUTES

AABHAS JOSHI & SHREYAS JOSHI

A ROCK FUSION PERFORMANCE

MAITHILI THAKUR

MAITHILI THAKUR

APNI DHARTI KE SUR :

A FOLK & SUFI MUSIC PERFORMANCE

MUKT BAND

MUKT BAND

JUNGLE KE JOGI

A LITERARY FUSION-ROCK PERFORMANCE

PIYUSH MISHRA

PIYUSH MISHRA

ZINDAGI : AAWAZ SE ANDAZ TAK

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

AMANDEEP SINGH, PRIYA MALIK, YAHYA BOOTWALA

AMANDEEP SINGH, PRIYA MALIK, YAHYA BOOTWALA

IK KAHANI HAWA KE LAFZON MEIN

POETRY & CONVERSATIONS

SHABNAM VIRMANI

SHABNAM VIRMANI

KALAAM-E-KABIR

KABIR COMES ALIVE

gallery

Baat karni mujhe mushkil | Gayathri Asokan | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Baat karni mujhe mushkil | Gayathri Asokan | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Mahjabeen : A Tribute to Meena Kumari |  Rashmi Agarwal & Kanupriya | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Mahjabeen : A Tribute to Meena Kumari | Rashmi Agarwal & Kanupriya | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Romancing Urdu | Jaaved Jaaferi in conversation with Atika Farooqui | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Romancing Urdu | Jaaved Jaaferi in conversation with Atika Farooqui | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Awadhi Folk Songs Medley by Malini Awasthi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Awadhi Folk Songs Medley by Malini Awasthi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Bhabhi ji urdu boliye | Aasif Sheikh with Manoj Santoshi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Bhabhi ji urdu boliye | Aasif Sheikh with Manoj Santoshi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Patakha Guddi | Nooran Sisters\' electrifying live performance | Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Patakha Guddi | Nooran Sisters\' electrifying live performance | Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Kesariya  -  Awadhi Folk Music by Malini Awasthi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Kesariya - Awadhi Folk Music by Malini Awasthi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Allah Hoo I Nooran Sisters\' electrifying live performance I 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Allah Hoo I Nooran Sisters\' electrifying live performance I 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Ishq Ek Lamhe Mein Sadiyan Jeena Hai | Madan Mohan Danish | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Ishq Ek Lamhe Mein Sadiyan Jeena Hai | Madan Mohan Danish | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Nusrat Mehdi  | Bazm-e-Shayaraat (Women Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Nusrat Mehdi | Bazm-e-Shayaraat (Women Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Jan Nisar Akhtar & Kaifi Azmi : Do Shayar, Do Zindagiyan, Ek Kahani | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Jan Nisar Akhtar & Kaifi Azmi : Do Shayar, Do Zindagiyan, Ek Kahani | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Ram Kahaani Urdu Wali I Ramayana in Urdu I 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Ram Kahaani Urdu Wali I Ramayana in Urdu I 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Aaj Rang Hai | Trance with Khusro by Kanishk Seth Trio | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Aaj Rang Hai | Trance with Khusro by Kanishk Seth Trio | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Qissagoi & Indian Opera Fusion | Kabuki Khanna & Syed Sahil Agha | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Qissagoi & Indian Opera Fusion | Kabuki Khanna & Syed Sahil Agha | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Dastan-e-Kanabati | Darain Shahidi & Mahmood Farooqui | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Dastan-e-Kanabati | Darain Shahidi & Mahmood Farooqui | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Ae Ishq Kahin Le Chal : Life & Poetry of Akhtar Sheerani | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Ae Ishq Kahin Le Chal : Life & Poetry of Akhtar Sheerani | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Zubair Ali Tabish Poetry| Young Poet Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Zubair Ali Tabish Poetry| Young Poet Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Urdu Kahani Ki Kahani : Zaati Manzarname | Iqbal Majeed & Ratan Singh | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Urdu Kahani Ki Kahani : Zaati Manzarname | Iqbal Majeed & Ratan Singh | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Vishal Bhardwaj  | Urdu ke Zer-e-Saaya with Faridoon Shahryar | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Vishal Bhardwaj | Urdu ke Zer-e-Saaya with Faridoon Shahryar | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Faiz ke Teen Ishq | Gopi Chand Narang | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Faiz ke Teen Ishq | Gopi Chand Narang | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Nazeer Akbarabadi Ki Be-Nazeeri | Shamim Hanfi with Siraj Ajmali | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Nazeer Akbarabadi Ki Be-Nazeeri | Shamim Hanfi with Siraj Ajmali | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Shakeel Azmi | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Shakeel Azmi | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Shahbaz Rizwi | Bazm-e-Nau-Bahaar (Young Poets\' Mushaira ) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Shahbaz Rizwi | Bazm-e-Nau-Bahaar (Young Poets\' Mushaira ) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Iqbal Ashhar | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Iqbal Ashhar | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Sanskrit Aur Farsi | Balram Shukla, Satyanarayan Hegde & Ashutosh Mathur | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Sanskrit Aur Farsi | Balram Shukla, Satyanarayan Hegde & Ashutosh Mathur | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Qawwali by Warsi Brothers | Chain Tumse, Qarar Tumse Hai | 5th Jashn-e-rekhta 2018

Qawwali by Warsi Brothers | Chain Tumse, Qarar Tumse Hai | 5th Jashn-e-rekhta 2018

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Ahmad Faraz : Suna hai log use aankh bhar ke dekhte hain | Gayathri Asokan | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Ahmad Faraz : Suna hai log use aankh bhar ke dekhte hain | Gayathri Asokan | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Farhat Ehsas  | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Farhat Ehsas | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Siya Sachdev | Bazm-e-Shayaraat (Women Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Siya Sachdev | Bazm-e-Shayaraat (Women Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Main hosh mein hoon to tera hoon | Sonam Kalra | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Main hosh mein hoon to tera hoon | Sonam Kalra | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Chahaar-Bait | Martial Folk Music | Attan Khan Group (Amroha) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Chahaar-Bait | Martial Folk Music | Attan Khan Group (Amroha) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

#Ghazal \'Aah ko chahiye ik umr\' | Shruti Pathak | Mirza Ghalib | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Fort William College : Revisiting Urdu-Hindi Divide | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Fort William College : Revisiting Urdu-Hindi Divide | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Urdu Afsane Ka Tilism | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Urdu Afsane Ka Tilism | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Gulshan: A Poetry Collection of Muztar Khairabadi | Javed Akhtar & Sharib Rudaulvi | Rekhta Studio

Gulshan: A Poetry Collection of Muztar Khairabadi | Javed Akhtar & Sharib Rudaulvi | Rekhta Studio

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Nivesh Sahu | Bazm-e-Nau-Bahaar (Young Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Nivesh Sahu | Bazm-e-Nau-Bahaar (Young Poets\' Mushaira) | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Sanjiv Saraf | Founder Rekhta Foundation |  5th Jashn-e-Rekhta Inauguration

Sanjiv Saraf | Founder Rekhta Foundation | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta Inauguration

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Morari Bapu graces the inauguration of 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Morari Bapu graces the inauguration of 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Waseem Barelvi | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Waseem Barelvi | Grand Mushaira | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Soz-Khwani  | |n honour of the martyrs of Karbala | Askari Naqvi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Soz-Khwani | |n honour of the martyrs of Karbala | Askari Naqvi | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Ishq Hona Tha, Be Misaal Hua | Young Poet Mushaira | 5th Jash-e-Rekhta 2018

Ishq Hona Tha, Be Misaal Hua | Young Poet Mushaira | 5th Jash-e-Rekhta 2018

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Kai Dinon Ke Baad Tumhari Yaad Aayi Hai | Manoj Azhar Shayari | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Kai Dinon Ke Baad Tumhari Yaad Aayi Hai | Manoj Azhar Shayari | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Grand Mushaira | Urdu Shayari by Subhan Asad | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Grand Mushaira | Urdu Shayari by Subhan Asad | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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???? ??? ????? ??????| More Qutubuddin Khwaja|Classical Music|Kashish Mittal|5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Nooran Sisters | Parde mein rehne do | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Nooran Sisters | Parde mein rehne do | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Nooran Sisiters | Kamli | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Nooran Sisiters | Kamli | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz Ghazal : Gulon mein rang bhare | Shruti Pathak | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

Faiz Ahmad Faiz Ghazal : Gulon mein rang bhare | Shruti Pathak | 5th Jashn-e-Rekhta 2018

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contribute

Since 2015, Jashn-e-Rekhta has been showcasing the grandeur of Urdu and our composite culture. The festival is free and accessible to all. Rekhta Foundation is a not for profit organization, and we seek your generous support to enable us to take the festival to greater heights. We urge you to join us in this movement and donate heartily.

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sponsors

& partners

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PUBLICITY PARTNER
Photography Partner

contact us

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

venue & info

where

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi

when

13-15 Dec, 2019 | 11 am - 9 pm