Joy of Urdu Reading Group: The Revolutionary Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz | Karachi

Joy of Urdu Reading Group: The Revolutionary Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz | Karachi

Saturday 16th February 16:00 18:00

Join us at the library for an interactive discussion on the works of Urdu literature's most celebrated poet - Faiz Ahmed Faiz

About the event

Join us at the Karachi library as Joy of Urdu Reading Group resumes their monthly reading sessions by discussing the poetry of Urdu literature’s most celebrated author and poet - Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Ambassador (retd) Attiya Mahmood will read Faiz’s acceptance speech of the Lenin Prize followed by Salma El Morabat who will sing verses from two of the best loved poems which will be translated and explained by Wajid Jawad.

Participate in the engrossing discussion over a cup of tea, as we celebrate and explore the wealth of our language and heritage.

About Joy of Urdu

Joy of Urdu is a bilingual organisation that aims to facilitate and enable the ongoing revitalisation of the Urdu language, in order to reclaim our literary heritage.

The Joy of Urdu Reading Group (JOU-RG) initiative is aimed at creating a space for beginners, and even advanced readers to start (or get back to) reading Urdu. We have Joy of Urdu Reading Groups in different cities in Pakistan and around the world, led by a team of dedicated volunteers who coordinate the meetings with reading guides/ leaders who lead the discussion, and where necessary, read along for the group.

Lovers of Urdu, of all levels of proficiency are welcome. The aim of all JOU events is to encourage you to embrace Urdu, to ask questions, to improve your knowledge of Urdu and be able to understand and enjoy its vast and varied literature.

This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 16 and above.

The registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 200 for non-members and FREE for library members.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

To register, please click here.

If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at: librarykhi@britishcouncil.org.pk

Participants under the age of 18 must mention their age in the registration request along with the name and CNIC of their accompanying parent or guardian.

All participants and accompanying adults MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport, or Library Membership card to the event.

Location: British Council Karachi Library

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Registrations will close on Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 5 pm.


Open to the public