Jashn-e-Rekhta 2015


A Jashn, a celebration, a tribute. Rekhta Foundation presents Jashn-e-Rekhta, a unique festival celebrating Urdu’s inimitable beauty, its soul-stirring cadence and its lyrical splendor.

Organized in collaboration with the India International Centre (IIC), Jashn-e-Rekhta will celebrate the quintessential spirit of Urdu, its inclusive ethos, creative richness and linguistic heritage. 
For two mesmeric days, some of the Urdu’s finest poets, 
authors and artists will come together to bring alive Urdu’s lyrical beauty and resonating eloquence through live performances, panel discussions and interactive sessions.

From melodious musical renditions, dastangoi and recitations to enthralling mushaira, dramas, film screenings, panel discussions and interactive sessions , Jashn-e-Rekhta will explore and showcase various genres of the language through diverse mediums. 
No matter what the audience’s area of interest or familiarity with the language, the festival will offer something for everyone. At Jashn-e-Rekhta you will not have to be an Urdu connoisseur to appreciate its timeless magnificence. 
The Jashn aspires to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds, both Urdu and non-Urdu speaking, in a vibrant, participative and festive ambience.

The festival is being held at India International Centre on 14'th & 15'th March 2015 (Sat & Sun)
The festival is open to all Entry to the sessions is on a first come, first served basis