Jashn-e-Rekhta, the world’s largest Urdu language literary festival, is returning on-ground after a pandemic break of three years. The seventh edition of the festival will be a three-day event, with its slogan of “celebrating Urdu,” is a grand affair that provides a platform for Urdu lovers to come together and participate in different events.
Spread across three days, four stages, 60 events, and 150 artistes, it will celebrate the Urdu language and Hindustani culture through ghazals, Sufi music, qawwali, dastangoi, panel discussions, mushaira, poetry recitations, and celebrity conversations.
Organised annually in Delhi under the aegis of Rekhta Foundation – a non-profit organisation, operating a free online resource and the world’s largest website and resource for Urdu poetry and literature, the festival aspires to unite language lovers from every part of the world to celebrate Hindustani languages, its rich history, and culture.
The inauguration will be attended by Javed Akhtar, followed by a ghazal concert by Hariharan, and will conclude on December 4 with a Sufi music performance by Richa Sharma.
This year’s line-up will have Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Hariharan, Muzaffar Ali, Richa Sharma, Kumar Vishwas, Shailesh Lodha, Dia Mirza, Sheykhar Ravjiani, Shilpa Rao, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Priya Malik and Rahgir including several other authors, poets, artists, and scholars.
Sanjiv Saraf, Founder Rekhta Foundation says. “Jashn-e-Rekhta aims to bring people closer through the celebration of the Urdu language, its music, art, culture, and its Indian ethos. It was last celebrated in December 2019 after which COVID disrupted life as we know it. However, people exhibited remarkable resilience and came together in overcoming this challenge. I am delighted that the 7th edition of Jashn-e-Rekhta 2022 is being held after a period of three.”
When: December 2-4
Where: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
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