Bangalore: The two-day World Urdu Conference, beginning in the City on December 29, promises to discuss some of the key issues impeding the wonderful language, neglected by its supporters and ill-treated by its detractors, in India and elsewhere.
The conference, to begin at the Capitol Hotel, Raj Bhavan, at 10 am on December 29, is expected to be attended by 600 delegates.
At 9 pm on the same day, a global ‘Na’atiya (poetry in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Mushaira’ will be held at the Aiwan-e-Abu Saud, Darul Uloom Sabeel-ur-Rashad, Govindpur.
At 11 am on December 30, a panel discussion will be held at the Hasanath College for Women, Dickenson Road. At 9 pm on the same day, a global Mushaira will be held at the Chhota Maidan, Shivajinagar.
Following is the schedule of programmes:
“Contribution of Urdu in Indian literature” by H.S. Shiv Prakash Kapur, Delhi.
“State of Urdu literature in Bangladesh” by Ahmad Ilyas, Bangladesh.
“Urdu Journalism and its global problems” by Zahid Ali Khan, Editor, Daily Siasat, Hyderabad.
“Mirza Ghalib and great poets of the world” by Taqi Abidi, Canada.
“Modern age and new Ghazal” by Dr. Gopichand Narang, Delhi.
“Global humourist literature and Urdu” by Ata-ul-Haque Qasimi, Pakistan.
“Indian films and Urdu” by Hasan Kamal, Mumbai.
“Urdu in the United States of America” by Ubaid-ur-Rahman Arif, USA.
“Three eminent Urdu poetesses of Pakistan: Zohra Nigar, Fahmeeda Riyaz, and Kishwar Naheed” by Fatima Hasan.
“Urdu education in the United State of America” by Shamim Aleem.
“Classical poets and the modern era” by Amjad Islam Amjad.
“Feminist literature of Urdu” by Fahmeeda Riyaz.
“Problems of Urdu journalism in India” by Shahid Lateef.
“Problems of Urdu education in India.” Panelists: Dr. Gopichand Narang, Shaikh Ali, and Azizullah Baig.
“Urdu journalism and its global problems”; Panelists: Zahid Ali Khan, Shahid Lateef, and Maqbool Ahmad Siraj.
“Parameters of global literature and Urdu literature” by Ata-ul-Haque Qasimi, Ahmad Ilyas, Taqi Abidi, Fatima Hasan, Fahmeeda Riyaz, and Shaista Yusuf.
“Urdu journalism in Karnataka” by Abdul Khaliq, Amjad Nawaz, and Shafiq Abidi.