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Book launch of Āṛē Tirčẖē Ā’īnē by Sarmad Sehbai.

The Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature, LUMS is pleased to invite you to the virtual book launch of Āṛē Tirčẖē Ā’īnē by Sarmad Sehbai.

Bilal Tanweer in Conversation with Sarmad Sehbai Guest Speakers: Usman Peerzada and Madeeha Hanif

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 4:00pm Webinar Link:

Sarmad Sehbai rose to prominence as a playwright during the 1970s. While his earlier creative endeavors revolved around writing poetry, today Sehbai is an acclaimed playwright, poet and filmmaker. His work derives extraordinary lessons from ordinary life, based on the nuances of the post-colonial era, split between the past and the present. Inspired by existentialism and Marxist philosophy, Sehbai’s criticism of colonialism features strongly in some of his dramas where he advocates the necessity to break free from its shackles. Āṛē Tirčẖē Ā’īnē is a compilation of Sarmad Sehbai’s six Urdu and three Punjabi dramas. The collection strongly echoes the writer’s forte: his strength in drawing attention to the sharp edges of his readers' usual mundane selves that slash others knowing or unknowingly while tactfully evoking the desire to challenge these norms. This book was edited by Muhammad Naveed and published by the LUMS Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature, in November 2020. Click here to watch the full event.

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