SYMPOSIUM: Bazm-e-Sarfraz 2012 Faiz Ahmed Faiz: Progressive Thinkers in Pakistan
|Bazm-e-Sarfraz 2012 Faiz Ahmed Faiz: Progressive Thinkers in Pakistan : This year, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA is celebrating Faiz Ahmed Faiz's centennial year by organizing a symposium on his poetry. This symposium is unique because anyone can participate in a poetry recital/singing competition based on Faiz poetry. Faiz's daughter Moneeza Hashmi will be the judge.
The Symposium organised by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, commemorates the contribution and services made by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal(1939-2003) to Urdu literature.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was one of the leading poets of Pakistan. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize, he is also remembered as an activist for human rights and liberties, a famous journalist, an editor of literary magazines, trade unionist, and a film song writer. He was a close friend and confidant of Begum Sarfraz Iqbal whose book Daman-e-Yusuf celebrates the friendship. Pakistan Government declared 2011 a Centennial for Faiz Ahmed Faiz for the contribution his poetry and ideas have made to progressive thinking in Pakistan. Bazm-e-Sarfraz 2012, held annually to commemorate the contribution and services to Urdu literature by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal (1939-2003) is dedicated to exploring Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s ideas.
Moneeza Hashmi, Faiz’s daughter, a TV Producer/Director and the soul behind Faiz Foundation Trust set up for the promotion of Faiz progressive and humanistic ideas will give the keynote address.
Ms Moneeza Hashmi and Mr Muhammad Yousaf (Mr Books), a publisher and patron of literature in Pakistan. Ghulam Abbas Gillani Councillor, Liverpool Council, NSW Ms Victroria Schofield,Renowned Journalist,Associate at Pakistan Security Research Unit, UK Mr Rizwann Zeb, PhD Scholar , CMSS Dr Mohammad Ali, Urdu Society, Canberra
UWA Club (Case Study Room) Hacket Drive CRAWLEY
Wed, 02 May 2012 18:00
Wed, 02 May 2012 21:00
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