Monday, November 7, 2016

Wed 9 Nov: 6:30 pm: Documentary Viewing: Rumi in the Land of Khusrau - Muzaffar Ali

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Rumi in the Land of Khusrau
A documentary film by Muzaffar Ali
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Running Time: 30 Minutes

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at 6:30 pm
at Hastoneest Lahore

Rumi, the mystic poet, was born in 1207 in Balkh, Afghanistan, which was then a part of the Persian Empire. Amir Khusrau was born in 1253 in Patiali, grew up on the banks of the river Ganges and composed poems of a mystic nature.

The documentary ‘Rumi In The Land Of Khusaru' is based on Tajjali - a Sufi concert where Persian and Indian dancers, musicians and singers perform in tandem with each other. The Indian musicians from regions of Kashmir, Awadh and Delhi render poems and compositions of Khusrau, and the Iranians sing the poems of Rumi. The film inter-cuts the concert with details from the life of Khusrau, and similarities between his poetry and Rumi's. The film also extensively uses the poetry of both the mystics.

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