In South Asia, each region of India has its own style and tradition of storytelling in its local languages. Expanding and building on these traditions, Qissebaazi is a multilingual theatrical presentation performed by Danish Husain. On September 18th, 2017, Husain will perform a section of the classic Urdu romance Dastan-e- Amir Hamza. Leading us through the magical realm of Hoshruba, Husain will narrate the tale of Ijlal Jadoo and Amar Aiyyaar, whisking us away from the present and transporting us into an enchanted past.
Admission is FREE and is on a first come, first serve basis.
This event is hosted by the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, with generous support from IRCPL.