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Friday, 16 March 2012

Reviving Hindustani Awaaz -- A Platform for Promoting Hindustani

Dear Friends & Lovers of Literatures,
I am reviving Hindustani Awaaz -- an organisation devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu, that I had set up in 2002 and that was active till a few years ago. Its next programme, in collaboration with the The Attic, will be a reading by Zehra Nigah, a distinguished poet from Karachi.
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2012
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: The Attic, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi

After her reading, Zehra Apa will be in conversation with blogger Mayank Austen Soofi.

All are invited. 
Readers of this blog are are also welcome to give suggestions for future programmes under the banner of Hindustani Awaaz. I am keen to use HA as a platform to promote the cause of Hindustani zubaan and tehzeeb. Some information about Hindustani Awaaz is given below.



Aims and Scope: Hindustani Awaaz is an organization for the promotion of Hindustani literature and its rich oral tradition. It seeks to publish, position and popularize various elements culled from the different genres of Urdu and Hindi language and literature. In the broadest sense, it endeavours to provide a platform for scholarly and non-scholarly views and voices in Hindustani on Hindustani.

As in the past, it will continue to organise poetry recitations, book readings, plays, dramatic re-enactments, book launches, seminars, discussions, talks, etc.

Future Activities: Hindustani Awaaz hopes to publish an annual journal of Hindustani studies. Its aim would be to publish articles, translations, interviews and views on Urdu and Hindi literature. Called “Hindustani”, the journal would also include book reviews from both languages, an inventory of significant Indian and Western publications in the field, research, notices and information on events of interest common to readers from both languages.

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