Dastangoi@Berkeley

For two weeks in early November 2013, the Berkeley Urdu Initiative will host Mahmood Farooqui as a visiting artist-in-residence. Mr. Farooqui, a well-known Delhi-based poet, literary figure and Urdu booster who has been credited with almost singlehandedly reviving the art of Urdu public storytelling (dastangoi) will offer a series of dastangoi performances at Berkeley and in other parts of the Bay Area as well as host two day-long workshops (spread over two weekends) to train the first generation of Urdu dastangos in the Bay Area.

For further details on individual programs please click on the following links:

DateTimeVenueEvent
Sat, Nov 2  
10 - 2
Stephens Hall, 10
(Registration Closed)
a workshop (OPEN TO ALL)
The Art of Storytelling in Urdu: For Aspiring Dastangos - PART I
Sun, Nov 33-5
125 Morrison Hall
(Register: Cal ID Only)
a performance (ONLY FOR Cal ID)
Adventures of Amir Hamza and Partition Tales: A Dastangoi performance by Mahmood Farooqui in Berkeley
Thur, Nov 7  
5-7
Stephens Hall, 10
(Free)
a conversation (OPEN TO ALL)
A Guftugu with Mahmood Farooqui
Fri, Nov 8  
6:30 - 8:30
India Community Center
(Buy Tickets)
a performance (OPEN TO ALL)
Adventures of Amir Hamza and Partition Tales: A Dastangoi performance by Mahmood Farooqui in the South Bay
Sat, Nov 9   
10 - 5
Stephens Hall, 10
(Registration Closed)
a workshop (OPEN TO ALL)
The Art of Storytelling in Urdu: For Aspiring Dastangos - PART II