An Indian Urdu poet, Asrar ul Haq Majaz, known for his romantic and revolutionary poetry, composed ghazals and nazmsin Urdu. Majaz started writing poems while in Aligarh and soon became a popular among the masses and well respected among the literati. He became one of the front-ranking poets of the taraqqi pasand tahreek or Progressive Writers’ Movement.
The programme will include video clippings on Majaz including comments by Hamida Salim (Majaaz’s sister) and Ali Sardar Jafri (Majaaz’s friend and contemporary poet), the launch of collection of articles on Majaaz edited by Salman Akhtar (Star Publications, New Delhi), a talk, Majaaz Aur Uski Shaayeri, by Parvaiz Alam, Broadcaster and dramatist, a talk, Majaaz – Teen Daayeron ka Shayer by Dr Salman Akhtar, the US based Psychiatrist, Urdu Poet and Majaaz’s nephew and Kalam-e-Majaaz sung by Nasser Harvani, Majaaz’s nephew from New Delhi and by a prominent London based Ghazal Singer (name to be confirmed)
Compere : Dr Hilal Fareed, Secretary of the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association (UK) Guest of Honour : Shri Suresh Goel, Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.
In association with Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association (UK)