Dastangoi by Sunil Mehra & Askari Naqvi in aid of Salaam Baalak
Come join us under the Banyan Tree at Gallery 1AQ for an evening of Dastangoi by Sunil Mehra & Askari Naqvi presenting An Ismat Chugtai Double Bill, in aid of Salaam Balaak Trust!
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MUGHAL BACCHA : The tragic comic story of an eccentric and his beautiful 'fair and lovely' wife foregrounded against the crumbling and decay of the old feudal order in post Mughal period Oudh.
GHARWALI : The hilarious, lacerating, biting, satirical story of Lajo - an ' immoral' , hugely truthful woman who lived by her own rules and cocked her snout at prevailing social/ moral orthodoxies
Ismat Chugtai at her inimitable best!
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Sunil Mehra is a Delhi based author, journalist, curator, filmmaker, social commentator who has worked in premiere publications like Indian Express, India Today and Outlook. He has researched, directed, produced and anchored 76 episodes of Centerstage, a weekly show on art and culture for DD Metro and DD International that was voted among the three best shows on DD.
He has acted in television commercials as also feature films, most notably: Earth , No One Killed Jessica and most recently the Anushka Sharma starter Philauri that releases March 31st.
Askari Naqvi is a Lucknow based lawyer, human rights activist and a celebrated exponent of Sozkhwani : a lyric recounting of the tragedy of the Karbala. A trained vocalist he has performed to wide acclaim all over the country.
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