Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tue 7 Feb: 6:00 pm: Sitting on Urdu Poet Abdul Hameed Adam - Syed Qasim Jafri

Hast o Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Open sitting on the Urdu poet 
Abdul Hameed Adam (1910 - 1981, Lahore)
with Syed Qasim Jafri

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017 - 6:00 pm
منگل 7 فروری - 6 بجے شب
عبدالحمید عدم
at Hastoneest, 3, Ifitkhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore

"He was so adept in writing poetry that he could complete a ghazal in a few minutes. Adam is a master of short meters and simplicity of ideas which touch the heart. He is himself characterized by his friends as a simple, straightforward, and honest man.

His publications include Dastaan-e Heer (1959) داستانِ ہیر and a masnawi on Pakistans political history, Jhoot Such (1972) جھُوٹ سچ. Most of his works are collections of his ghazals.

Educated at Bhati Gate بھاٹی گیٹ, Lahore, he started writing poetry in his late teens (in late 1920's). It was a time when اختر شیرانی and حفیظ جالندھری had captivated people and nazams (poems) were more popular than ghazals.

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