#TuesdayTalks: Discussion by Razak Khan on Poetic Perversions

30/07/2019

19:30 - 21:00

Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin

Admission is free - donations are encouraged

► 30 July, 2019 #Tuesdaytalks featuring Razak Khan

Start: 19.30

· ABOUT

This talk overviews the genre of rekhti poetry to examine the rich history and politics of gendered literary sentiments within reformist Urdu literary culture. It focusses on rekhti poet Mīr Yār ‘Alī Jāṅ´s lesser-known vivid poetic account of the festival fair in princely Rampur entitled “poem in praise of the incomparable festival” (Musaddas taḥniyat-ě-jashn-ě-be-naz̤īr) written in 1860s. Jāṅused the rekhti verse form to write the account, which also blurs the gender and genre boundary between poetry, history and biography. Razak Khan argues that Urdu poetry allow us to examine the politics of pleasure and cultural reform in late nineteenth century Urdu literary culture.

· SPEAKER

Dr. Razak Khan is a Research Fellow at The Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE), Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg.His research interests include urban studies, Urdu public cultures and archives, history of emotions and global intellectual history. He is completing a book, Minority Pasts: Locality, Histories, and Identities in Rampur, for Oxford University Press.

· GOOD TO KNOW ·
This event is free to attend and open to all. We would kindly suggest donations for our speakers for their time and labour – we look forward to seeing you there! Please support our space by ordering a drink or two!

LOCATION ·
be’kech [anticafé · coworking space · bar] Exerzierstr. 14
13357 Berlin- Wedding
(U8 + U9/ Pankstr., Osloer Str.)

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