|About||KathaKathan is an ardent effort to save Indian languages from becoming dialects & eventually vanishing. The initiative by Jameel Gulrays reintroduces the beauty of India's native languages through its literature, via the platform of dramatised readings|
Reading & Discussion of Urdu & Indian Language Literature | Led by Jameel Gulrays
The signature programmes of Katha Kathan are the dramatised reading of Indian language literature on stage, captivating audiences and taking them on a journey of vivid imagination. We bring alive the work of some of the greatest poets and authors from across languages. On a smaller scale is Katha Kathan Baithak, an open-for-all platform, for anyone who wishes to join our movement to save Indian Languages and its literature. Held on the first Saturday of every month, we not only have a lot of new listeners coming to get a personalised reading experience, but also a lot of new talent that is writing and wishes to share this writing with a larger audience. You can catch us as we go Live on Facebook as it happens.
You can also keep in touch with Katha Kathan on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxwkaqhlLvBs-5kgKQXNnOQ ), Facebook, Twitter (@Katha_Kathan) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en )or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Facilitator -
From writing advertising copy including "Bottal mein aam, Maaza hain naam", “Taaza mango, Maaza mango”, “Lime-n-Lemoni Limca”, “Toh phir kyon na khaye Amul Chocolates", to coining phrases like "Ziddi mael" to adapting English programmes of Animal Planet, Discovery, Travel & Living etc to Hindustani, to penning Advertising’s one and only book in Hindi- 'Vigyapanon ki Duniya', it’s been a long journey of love for language, for Jameel.
But way above this love, is his passion for Urdu, which translates into an enviable collection of Urdu poetry and literature in his library. Mir, Zauq, Zafar, Chakbast, Dagh, Faiz, Iqbal, Parveen Shakir, Firaq, Hali, Ghalib… or Manto, Chugtai, Krishen Chander, Premchand… take your pick of poets or storytellers and he can recite their work from memory. Katha Kathan started off as his ‘mission’ to preserve and reignite the love for the rich and beautiful Urdu language and its literature. And