Mushaira

The Poems of Rabindranath Tagore and Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm

£6 (£4 concessions)

Birmingham, mac birmingham

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With Dr Kalyan Kundu from The Tagore Centre and Dr Saeed A Durrani from The Iqbal Academy.

Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore and Allama Muhammad Iqbal, two hugely influential South Asian poets, with an evening of recitals, talks and discussions about their relevance in our fast-paced globalised world.

These two 20th century poets left a deep impression on South Asian arts during the last century. Many sampad projects have celebrated their legacy or have been sparked from a line of their poetry.

Tagore, a Bengali polymath from Calcutta, wrote with a profound sense of harmony with the universe about the exquisite rural landscape of Bengal under threat from the cruel realities of modernity. While the revolutionary Muhammad Iqbal drank deeply from both European literature and traditional Eastern wisdom to argue eloquently for self-expression and self-development in an Islamic fraternity free of race, colour and nation.

Poetry recitations in Bengali, English and Rabindra Sangeet (Tagore songs) by Arts Bengal and Urdu recitations by Durdana Ansari and Adam Chaghtai.

Part of The Sampad Story 20th anniversary exhibition.

Presented by sampad in partnership with The Tagore Centre UK and The Iqbal Academy UK.

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