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This Sunday. . Join us this Sunday for the Joy of Urdu Weekly Hour: “Dr Arfa Sayeda aur Zarminae Ansari ki Himaqatein”, and watch our founder-director improve her Urdu pronunciation & comprehension as she stumbles through works of Urdu literature under Dr. Arfa’s expert was guidance! . This week we will read the second half of Qurratulain Hyder’s stunning, nuanced short story about anglo-Indians (and a lot more) immediately post-partition: “Kohrey ke Peechhe” (available online in Urdu, and as a translation “Behind the Fog” in The Greatest Urdu Stories compilation translated by Muhammad Unar Memon) . Watch live on Facebook, or register for the zoom meeting- LINK IN BIO. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. . NOTE: Please subscribe to the Joy of Urdu YouTube Channel to see the videos of this event and other videos. Do click on the bell icon to make sure you are notified when we upload it! . To join one of our international chapters, and receive information about events, or to volunteer for Joy of Urdu, please register by filling the forms linked in bio. . Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. Link in Bio . Poster design: Rabila Kidwai . #language #reading #literature #books #urdu #joyofurdu #pakistan #himaqatein #qurratulainhyder #drarfasayedazehra #zarminaeansari
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It is the Death Anniversary of Ali Sikandar (6 April 1890 – 9 September 1960), known by his nom de plume, Jigar Moradabadi. This Urdu poet and ghazal writer received the Sahitya Akademi Award Award in 1958 for his poetry collection “Atish-e-Gul”, and was the second poet (after Mohammad Iqbal) to be awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the Aligarh Muslim University. . He received oriental education in Arabic, Persian and Urdu in Moradabad, and started to work as a travelling salesman. Jigar Moradabadi belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor to Majrooh Sultanpuri, who became a prominent lyricist in Bollywood. . Jigar was only the second poet in the history of Aligarh Muslim University to be awarded an honorary D.Litt., the first was Muhammad Iqbal.Faiz Ahmad Faiz regarded Jigar Moradabadi as a master craftsman in his field. . His Sufi Poem Yeh Hai Maikada was sung by many Sufi Singers like Sabri Brothers, Aziz Mian, Munni Begum & Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi. …….. Continue the discussion on our new Facebook Group: https://ift.tt/2FbEUgM …….. Please visit and subscribe to the Joy of Urdu YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_wXex1EJBINfl0ut67Emw) to see this and other videos. Do click on the bell icon to make sure you are notified when we upload new videos & lectures! ……. Use the forms here (https://ift.tt/3bGjGDr) : – Volunteer for Joy of Urdu – Join one of our international chapters – Receive information about events – Request a chapter in your area ……… Follow us on our social media platforms: Twitter (https://twitter.com/joyofurdu?lang=en) Instagram (https://ift.tt/33cTLzt) …….. Design Rabila Kidwai Production: Abdullah Bin Zubair #jigarmuradabadi #urdupoetry #urduadab
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