What makes Faiz a popular poet? What makes Faiz a great poet?

Date: Thurs, Nov 18, 2021
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Aman CED Building, IBA Main Campus

November 18, 2021: This event organized by IBA's School of Economics & Social Sciences (SESS) marks the 37th death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz which falls in the month of November.
SESS was immensely honored to host renowned Urdu critic and poet Ahmad Javaid, who addressed the audience on the topic of Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poetic craft in a lecture titled:

What makes Faiz a popular poet? What makes Faiz a great poet?

About the speaker's 

AHMAD JAVAID was born in Allahabad in 1955 and migrated to Karachi a few years later. Presently based in Lahore, he is a beloved figure in the city’s study circles, and his interests span a wide array of subjects such as philosophy, phenomenology, Islamic mysticism, and Persian and Urdu poetry. His poetic and critical interests were nurtured under the tutelage of mentors such as Salim Ahmad, Rais Furogh, and Qamar Jamil, and he has served as Director of the Iqbal Academy, Pakistan. He has published numerous books on literary, philosophical, and ethical subjects, which include Taqrībaṉ (which brings together all his poetry),  Sirhāne Mīr Ke (commentary on five ghazals of Mir Taqi Mir),  Munājāt (a book of prayers in verse), and  Iṣlāḥī Bāteṅ and  Tark-i Raẕā’il (essays on ethics), as well as Urdu translations of a biography of Ibn ‘Arabi and of Allamah Iqbal’s  Payām-i Mashriq and  Jāwed-nāmah. He has also compiled selections from the poetry of numerous modern and classical poets.

About the moderator: 

Zahra Sabri teaches Indo-Islamic History and Urdu Literature at IBA’s Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts.

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