5-6th September 2020
30,000 people are expected to participate in the world’s largest Urdu-language festival which goes online this week. Expect 32 sessions over two days featuring panel discussions, readings, and a play.
The festival is the brainchild of Sanjiv Saraf who said: “It’s my ambition to spotlight everything the Urdu-language has given us, from poetry, prose, philosophy, a humane and civilised medium of communication and of course, timeless romance.”
The line-up includes Indian poet Javed Akhtar, father of Bollywood star Farhan, who’ll be in conversation chatting about films, lyrics, and poetry, and Pakistani Ghazal singing, showing the diverse nature of Urdu in India, Pakistan, and beyond.
Visit www.jashnerekhta.org.uk for the full schedule and tickets.