Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday 21 Aug - Documentary Viewing: 'Urdu hai jiska naam'

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites everyone to a documentary viewing 

Urdu Hai Jiska Naam
- a beautiful documentary on the story and evolution of the Urdu language.

Friday, 21 August, 2015
7:00 pm

A four part documentary series on the history and development of the Urdu language for Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The series is presented by noted actor Tom Alter and sung by eminent musician Shubha Mudgal. Academics luminaries like Prof. Irfan Habib and Dr. Gopi Chand Narang were consulted to the series. 

Duration: One hour twenty minutes.

Directed by Kāmanā Prasāda, Meka Films, India, 2004.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Aug: 2-Day Workshop: Introduction to Arabic - Hamid Reza Fazil

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
announces a

2-Day Workshop: 
Introduction to Arabic
through Tafsir & Arifana Kalaam

Hamid Reza Fazil

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2015
5:30 - 7:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Send in 'Title, Name, Cell Number & Email Address' on 847 1855. Registration Fee: Rs. 2000/participant. Certificates of participation will be awarded to registered students.
Venue: 31 G, Gulberg II, Lahore.

Resident of a small village in Mianwali, Hamid Reza did his post-graduate in Islamic Fiqh & Tafsir from Iran. He is proficient in the languages Arabic and Farsi. His research interests are Islamic Metaphysics & Philosophy. He is currently writing a introductory text book on Islamic Philosophy. 

Scherazade Wisdom Tales: Saturday 22 Aug - 3:00 pm

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites everyone to

Scherazade Wisdom Tales:
[Weekly sitting on traditional tales of wisdom including folk tales]
Saturdays 3:00 to 4:00 pm...beginning Saturday 22 August 2015
with Saba Qureshi, Fatima Butt & Kausar Ali 

Monday, August 10, 2015

13 & 15 Aug: 2-Day Workshop on 'Introduction to Farsi' - Fatima Fayyaz

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
announces a

2-DAY Workshop on

Introduction to Farsi 
- Through Poetry, Prose & Music
Fatima Fayyaz

Thursday 13 August & Saturday 15 August
5:00 to 7:00 pm

The workshop will give participants a bird's eye view of the language structure, history and literature of the world of 'farsi'.

Fatima Fayyaz teaches farsi at Hastoneest and is currently pursuing her Phd. in farsi literature at Tehran University, Iran.

Send in Title, name, cell number & email address on 0300 847 1855/

Queries: 0300 847 1855

WED 12 AUG: Az Koocha e Rindaan! Reading URDU poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal - Qasim Jafri

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to

از کوچہء رندان 
Urdu Poetry Sitting 
with Qasim Jafri

Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
6:30 pm

31 G, Gulberg II
Queries: 0300 847 1855

WED 12 AUG: The Sensitive Lover: Spirituality in the URDU poetry of Mirza Mazhar Jan e Janan - Murad Khan Mumtaz

Hast o Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts LAHORE
invites you to a talk

The Sensitive Lover

Spirituality in the Urdu Poetry of Naqshbandi Shaykh 
Mirza Mazhar Jan e Janan مرزا مظہر جانِ جاناں
(d. 1781, Delhi)

Murad Khan Mumtaz

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

at 5:00 pm

Murad Khan Mumtaz is a Pakistani artist trained in the traditional art of Indian miniature painting. As small acts of remembrance, his paintings meditate on traces of traditional culture that are disappearing in the materialistic landscape of contemporary life.

Born in Lahore, Mumtaz was educated at Pakistan’s National College of Arts and Columbia University in New York City, which he attended on a Fulbright fellowship. He is a co-founder of the Hast-o-Neest Center for Traditional Art and Culture in Lahore and has published numerous articles on the history of miniature painting. He is currently working toward a PhD in South Asian art history at the University of Virginia. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

2 Series Lecture: The Story of Persian in Hindustan - Shariq Khan, 8 & 9 August 2015

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a two series lecture

The Story of Persian in Hindustan: 
From the beginnings of Islam to the Mughal Empire

Part 1: Sowing the Seed
Saturday, 8 August 2015
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Part II: The Flower in Bloom
Sunday, 9 August 2015
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Shariq Khan

Part 1 : Sowing the Seed
How did Persian wind up in the Indian subcontinent in the first place? Where did it first arrive? The first part of the 2-part lecture traces the arrival of Persian into Sindh, and from there into the great courts of Lahore, Ucch, Multan and Delhi. We will discuss the interaction of the foreign language with India and its Indianization, with special emphasis on a Ghaznavid poet from our very own Lahore.

Part 2: The Flower in Bloom
It is commonly known that Persian was the language of the Mughals, but was this always the case?  Why was Persian chosen to be the language of the empire, instead of the Mughal's native Turkic, or Sanskrit, or Braj? In part 2 , the answer will be explored, as we trace the journey of Persian into Akbar's imperial court and thenceforth to the end of the dynasty.

Shariq Khan has just completed his bachelors with a joint major in History and Asian Studies and a concentration in Islamic Civilizations and Cultures from Kenyon College in Ohio, US. He has also studied Farsi at SOAS, London.

0300 8471855