Daak is bringing together a curated evening of poetry readings in 6 South Asian regional languages. The poems will selectively feature women poets of South Asia who wrote in languages of the subcontinent; their themes ranging from love, to inequality from patriarchy to the beauty of nature. Come together for a special evening that transcends time, space and culture and find yourself surrounded by words and feelings, all very peculiar but at the same time, very familiar. Contemporary actors, artists and musicians come together to create a performance of poetry that forges listening and conversation. Join us.
Daak is on a mission to read great works of poetry in a number of sub-continental languages. To do this together, we plan to bring together fellow lovers of literature for intimate evenings full of poetry in different languages. We read the poem in the original language to begin with and right after, a translation in English. This is a great way to discover poetry in these tongues so familiar in our everyday yet very alien at the same time. Kamala Das once said, “Like other women writers of my class, I am expected to tame my talent to suit the comfort of my family.” These feature some of the same tame women.
*Duration: 100 minutes including discussions
1. Punjabi – Ajay Gulzar
2. Bhojpuri/Maithili – Priyanka Charan
3. Kashmiri – Mohammad Muneem Nazir
5. Gujarati – Satchit Puranik
6. Malayalam – Ajmal Khan
7. Hindi – Saurabh Sharma
8. Punjabi / Hindi– Rasika Dugal
Date: 21st April
Time: 7.30 pm
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Harkat is an international boutique arts studio with a passion for film, new media, community art spaces and contemporary art. Based in Mumbai & Berlin, Harkat takes many forms and identities across disciplines & related creative industries. As an alternative performance & arts space, we have hosted more than 150 shows in the past year in the mediums of theatre, film, music, community projects & contemporary art. We support the new, unheard, upcoming, exciting, cutting edge, the political, the forgotten, nostalgic, melancholic, soul stirring, the beautiful & more. And that's what Harkat is. Harkat.