Joy of Urdu in The Media
Conversation with Zarminae Ansari on the ‘Joy of Urdu’ project by Maham Javaid. The bilingual literacy project, which has 160 volunteers, is spread across Pakistan and the rest of the world and seeks to create a space for beginners as well as advanced readers of Urdu…
Joy of Urdu’s popular #socialdistancing campaign, in light of the COVID lockdown in many places, #StayAtHomeAndRead, #GharBethiyeKitabeinParhiye was noticed, and featured in The Independent UK’s Urdu service!
Joy of Urdu Boston launch at the Frank Stella Room, MIT. Organised by Lata Parwani and Kamal Ahmed on behalf of the JOU founder Zarminae Ansari, currently in Paris, the event was held in the stunning Frank Stella room at MIT.
There is an urgent need for Urdu revival. Urdu dramas may remain extremely popular at home and abroad, but there has been a sharp decline in Urdu readership, at least of quality works.
Joy of Urdu is a bilingual organization that aims to facilitate and enable the revitalisation of the Urdu language. It is a Pakistan based non profit organization that has 13 chapters across the world and counting!