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Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj among speakers at Jashn-e-Rekhta

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The fifth edition of Jashn-e-Rekhta, scheduled to take place here from December 14 to 16 will feature a stellar line-up of authors, artists, singers and personalities from the film industry including Javed Akhtar, and

The 2018 edition of the annual event will be inaugurated on December 14 evening with an address by Morari Bapu, who is not only an exponent of but is also known for his understanding of Urdu poetry.

Celebrated and anchor Annu Kapoor, through a musical tribute, will uncover the poetical genius of Majrooh Sultanpuri in honour of the centenary of his birth.

Scholars and will discuss the literary brilliance of Intizar Hussain in a panel discussion on "The World of Intizar Hussain: Partition, Nostalgia and Mythology in Urdu Literary Culture".

Another session on saint Kabir will be led by Purushottam Agarwal, while will participate in "Faiz Ke Teen Ishq".

The three-day cultural event will be held at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium near India Gate here.

It will mark the celebration of Urdu's eclectic art forms and its heritage through ghazals, Sufi music, qawwali, dastangoi, panel discussions, poetry symposiums and film screenings.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:00 IST