October 8 | 5:30PM
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Dastangoi: The word Dastangoi refers to the art of storytelling, it is a compound of two Persian words Dastan and goi which means to tell a Dastan. Dastans were epics, often oral in nature, which were recited or read aloud and in essence were like medieval romances everywhere. Telling tales of adventure, magic and warfare, Dastans mapped new worlds and horizons, encountered the unseen and protected the hero through many travails and lovers as he moved on his quest.

By: Ankit Chadha, a writer, researcher and storyteller, specializes in weaving new narratives for Dastangoi - the art of storytelling. His writing varies from biographical accounts of personalities like Kabir and Dara Shikoh; to modern folk tales on nomadic pastoralism and the Internet. He has spoken on Dastans at Princeton, Harvard and Yale.

About The Organiser

Artsphere and Black Swan Journeys present Indigene Festival, Pune’s 1st Performing Arts, Heritage and Culinary festival to be held on 7th and 8th October year at Ishanya.

We believe in creating inclusive and enriching discourse about culture. Hence this October, we bring together some of India’s leading artists, travelers, historians and cultural experts for this grand festival. To meet its intended vision, Indigene will include and represent the wonderful work of all arts and cultural organizations in the city and also around it. Indigene is an Artsphere and Black Swan Journeys collaboration


Dastan-e-Khusrau: This is a dastangoi presentation on the life, times and works of the phenomenon called Amir Khusrau Dehlavi. The performance explores the untouched parts of the cultural icon in a narrative interspersed with Khusrau's poetry. Meet the courtier of Delhi Sultanate, the poet of the masses, and most importantly the lover of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
Duration: 1 hour (with introduction)
Language: Urdu
Woven and told by: Ankit Chadha


Opus Banquets

6, Ishanya Mall Rd, Maharashtra Housing Board, Shastrinagar, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006

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