Jashn-e-Adab: Come Bask in the Festivities of Urdu Culture and Heritage

‘Urdu Hai Jiska Naam, Humin Jaante Hain ‘Daagh’, Saare Jahan Mein Dhoom Hamari Zaban ki Hai’

Jashn-e-Adab is a poetry and literary society which aims at preserving and fostering Hindi and Urdu Language. Established in 2012, Jashn-e-Adab’s prominent objective is to celebrate and nurture a culture which is gradually ebbing under a western influence. Founded by Kuwar Ranjit Chauhan, it honors Indian culture through ‘Jashn-e-Adab poetry festival’, thereby glorifying the role of literature in enhancing our customs and lifestyle. The festival witnesses an assembling of writers, scholars, singers, poets and many such eminent dignitaries. It not only offers a platform to dwell in culture and poetry, but it also offers a stage for budding poets and litterateurs to participate and exhibit their talent.

With all its splendor and grandeur, Jashn-e-Adab is back this year in Delhi with a 3-day poetry festival ‘Jashn-e-Adab 6th Poetry Festival’ from 17-19 March 2017, at the India International Centre. Aimed at tranquilizing language enthusiasts, this literary fiesta isn’t just about poetry, but spreads its wings to applaud and jollify Urdu-Hindi culture. Dr. Zamarrud Mughal, the Joint Secretary at Jashn-e-Adab stated, “Urdu has been my first love. I wish to share the beauty of Urdu through all the possible avenues and opportunities that I get.”

With the western sway impacting the society since the past few years, Urdu has been limited to just mushairas and book releases, but Jashn-e-Adab caters to all the aspects of language celebration and brings qawwali, drama, discussions, bait baazi and much more under one banner, making the Jashn a pompous and distinguished affair.

Gratifying their love for Urdu, Dr. Mughal, Ranjit Chauhan and Mr. Qaiser Khalid have been extending ties of harmony by organizing the poetry festival not just in Delhi but in Roorkee, Raebareli and Lucknow as well, thereby encouraging a diversity of talent. “We create an atmosphere to nurture Urdu and provide a stage to upcoming literary enthusiasts”, Mr. Ranjit stated. The Jashn also has a remarkable way of commemorating the literary contribution of fresh litterateurs and luminaries by awarding them with the Shan-e-Hindi, Paasbaan-e-Adab, Shaan-e-Urdu and Jashn-e-Adab awards.

Jashn-e-Adab has received immense support from eminent personalities of India and Pakistan and Mr. Javed Akhtar, Ms. Kishwar Nahid, Dr. Peerzada Qasim, late Nida Fazli and Pakistani celebrity Mr. Anwar Maqsood are some memorable figures who’ve been a part of the festival.

This year, Jashn-e-Adab is expanding its border to honor and acknowledge a lofty celebration of Urdu and Hindi events, beginning from 17th March. The event will be inaugurated by Mr. Shamsur Rehman Faruqi and Sahitya Akademi Award winner Krishna Sobti, followed by a Ghazal Performance by Ustad Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain, at the India International Centre. The celebration will also unveil several panel discussions of esteemed celebrities namely Irfan Habib, Maitreyi Pushpa, and Athar Farooqui. Famed celebrities Akhilendra Mishra, Meeta Vashisht and Shahbaz Khan will also grace the event with their presence. Journalists Abhigyan Prakash and Naghma Sahar will make their presence felt, and singers Ameer Hamza, Rehman Ali and Khan Faaraan Shikoh will bring a festive mood to the occasion. The Jashn also embodies a youth mushaira, bait baazi, dramatic performance and mehfil-e-mushaira for its audience. Acclaimed Urdu shayar Munawwar Rana will ornate the celebration on the 19th, and the prominent Sabri brothers will enliven the last few hours of this 3-day celebration.

Some of our expected guests for the occasion, followed by a detailed schedule of the 3 day event:


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So ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for a spectacular euphoria of culture and adorn the occasion with your warmth and attendance.

Venue: India International Centre, 40, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Contact us at: contact@jashneadab.org

Visit us at: www.jashneadab.org

Remember to register yourself for the festival at http://events.jashneadab.org/

Registrations can also be at the venue on the Registration Desk.

Follow the link http://events.jashneadab.org/ for a detailed schedule of the events and more inputs about the festival

‘Bujhte hue charagh farozān karenge ham

tum aaoge to jashn-e-charaghan karenge ham’



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