The Alliance for the Promotion of Urdu Studies at NYU (APUS), the South Asian Language Programs at NYU, and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies present
WRITING PARTITION IN URDU
- 10:00-10:30am Tea
- 10:30–10:45am Remarks by Consul General of Pakistan, Mr. Raja Ejaz Ali
- 10:45-11:15am Recitations of Faiz in Urdu along with English translations by Nermeen Shaikh (author, Co-Host and Producer, Democracy Now)
- 11:15am-12:15pm Professor Emeritus M. U. Memon (Keynote Speaker): “Partition and Urdu Literature”
- 12:15-1:00pm Raza Rumi (author, political analyst, scholar-in-residence at Ithaca College): “Tearing Everything Up: Manto and the Partition”
- 1:00–1:30pm LUNCH
- 1:30–2:30pm Gallery Visit (8 Washington Mews): Zarina Hashmi: 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
- “The exhibition Dark Roads marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the largest forced migrations in the history of the world.”
- 2:30–3:30pm Film presentation by Professor Debashree Mukherjee (Columbia University): “Garm Hava and Intimate Histories of Partition”
- 3:30–4:00pm Romeena Kureishy sings Faiz
- 4:00–4:15pm TEA BREAK
- 4:15–4:45pm Documentary presentation (khuun diy baarav) by filmmaker Iffat Fatima: “Are They Dead or Alive or Have They Turned into Ether?”
- 4:45–5:45pm Readings by Professor Aftab Ahmed (Columbia University), Dr. Saeed Naqvi, and Professor Tahira Naqvi (NYU).
- 5:45–7:00pm Video Presentation, by Sarmad Sehbai (poet, playwright, director). Discussant Professor Gabriela Nik Ilieva (NYU): “From Insanity to Sanity: A Journey with Manto’s Toba Tek Singh”
- 7:00-7:45pm DINNER
- 7:45–9:00pm Mushaira with the participation of Baqar Mehdi, Saeda Yunus, Zahira Hussain, Mujtaba Hasan, Dr. Saeed Naqvi, Ahmad Mubarak, Dr. Shehla Naqvi, Sarmad Sehbai.