Pran Nevile presents rare live recording of recitations by eminent Urdu poets of the subcontinent like Jigar, Hafiz, Faiz, Kaifi Azmi, Sardar Jaffery, Makhdum and others followed by a musical rendition of their poetry by Rashmi Agarwal and Anjali Gopalakrishnan
Pran Nevile (born October 22, 1922) is an Indianauthor of Indian Art, Indian Culture & Indian History best known for the 1992 book, Lahore - A Sentimental Journey. His particular fascination with the performing arts inspired him to spend nearly seven years researching in the libraries and museums of England and the U.S.A. to enable him produce the sumptuously illustrated 'Nautch Girls of India' in 1996. Highly acclaimed by the media it was considered to be a pioneering work on the subject of dance and music as well as their practitioners through the centuries. Nevile has written extensively for Indian newspapers and journals. He is the author of other well known books such as 'Lahore - A Sentimental Journey', 'Love Stories from the Raj', 'Rare Glimpses of the Raj', 'Beyond the Veil - Indian Women in the Raj', 'Stories form the Raj - Sahibs, Memsahibs and others', K.L. Saigal - Immortal singer and superstar and lastly 'Marvels of Indian Painting - Rise and Demise of Company School'.
Nevile has been invited by several institutions in India and also universities in England and U.S.A. to speak on themes related to Indian art and culture. He has also acted as a consultant for two BBC documentaries on the Raj viz. 'Ruling Passions' and 'The Land of Kamasutra'.
Time: 7 p.m.
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