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من پردیسی جے تھیۓ

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Top Floor, Academic Block, LUMS

من پردیسی جے تھیۓ

Man Pardêsî Jai Thee-ai (If the self suffers exile) is an exhibition of calligraphy creations in siyâh mashq by Shah Abdullah Alamee, curated by Dr. Nadhra Shahbaz Khan and Dr. Fatima Fayyaz. The artist rendered verses by a range of different poets, whose creative utterances—except for Guru Nanak’s bânî—are framed around the trope of habsîyât or prison poetry. The Guru’s spiritual words, on the other hand, evoke the idea of soaring above physical confines and breaking away from attachments and dependence. This show offered a collage of different regional languages—Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi and Urdu—and used both the Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi to present them. The poetical creations selected for this exhibition span over several centuries and include verses by Mas‘ûd Sa‘ad Salmân (1046–1121), Guru Nanak (1469–1539), Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689–1752), Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911–1984), Ghani Khan Ghani (1914–1996), and Aṭâ Shâd (1939–1997).

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