Monday, October 29, 2012

Mantoiyat in DU

The Culture Council, Delhi University, invites you to 

a Dastangoi presentation on the life and times of Sa'adat Hasan Manto 

Date: October 29, 2012 
Time: 3.30 pm
Venue: Conference Centre, Behind Nirula's, University's North Campus, Delhi University, Delhi 110007

Directed by Mahmood Farooqui
Presented by Danish Husain and Darain Shahidi

Sunday, October 28, 2012


As part of the Atelier Campus Theatre Festival 2012, we present

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui
Performers: Nadeem Shah and Manu Sikander Dhingra 

Date: November 5, 2012
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: LTG auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House.

Sham-e Manto

The city of Mir Ahmed Ali, who invented the legend of Hoshruba. The city of Muhammad Ali Khan who brought alive Ayyaari in his narrative. The city that saw the master Dastangos like Muhammad Husain Jah, Ahmed Husain Qamar and Amba Prasad Rasa. That Nakhlau beckons its own child - Dastangoi.

To celebrate Sa'adat Hasan Manto's birth centenary,

LUCKNOW Society presents</ br>
Shaam-e Manto

The Dastangoi presentation on the life and times of the noted writer, 
makes its premiere at Dastangoi's Headquarters.

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui
Performers: Darain Shahidi and Ankit Chadha
Date: November, 3, 2012
Time: 5.30 pm onwards
Venue: Paryatan Bhawan, C-13, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow - 10

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chouboli in America

Here's a great example of how stories travel. A storyteller in Rajasthan told a folk tale to Vijaydan Detha. The latter wrote the story in Rajasthani. An American scholar, Christi Merrill translated the story into English, which got published in this book.
Mahmood Farooqui referred to this version of the story and put it back to life by retelling it in a once-lost art form of Urdu storytelling - Dastangoi. Now, Merrill and Farooqui meet. They read out their versions and engage with the process of storytelling to text to storytelling.
The South Asian Graduate Association, co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies and the LSA Translation Theme Semester, invite you to a special reading of: Retelling a Rajasthani Folk Tale in Urdu: Dastan-e-Chouboli A Reading by Mahmood Farooqi Interspersed with English translation readings by Professor Christi Merrill
October 22, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Space 2435 North Quad

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dastangoi at Studio Safdar

Two pairs of Dastangos, trained by Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain, will present two dastans:

  • Bachpan ki Dastan: to be performed by Manu Sikander Dhingra and Nadeem Shah 
  • Aazar Jadoo Dastan: to be performed by Ankit Chadha and Ashish Paliwal 
Duration: 70 minutes
Date: October 20, 2012
Time: 6.30 PM
Venue: Studio Safdar and May Day Bookstore and Café
2254/2A Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi 110008

Studio Safdar is a small space with limited seating, so best to arrive early.
The event is not ticketed.

How to Reach: Shadipur Metro station (Blue Line) > Walk till Satyam Cinema > Take a cycle rickshaw till ‘Biyaasi number’ > May Day board next to DMS booth
Phone: 2570 9456.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dastangoi Workshop in Mumbai

Dan Husain will be conducting a 
Dastangoi workshop 
in Mumbai.

Date: October 5-7
Time: 10 am
Venue:Habitat, Above Gloria Jeans, Prithvi Compound Entrance, Juhu