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SOAS South Asia Institute

Sangat: Dialog Punjab

The SOAS South Asia Institute will be hosting a series of meetings to explore Punjabi poetry through time (and through this, a history of Punjab).

Starting with Baba Farid (12th century) through to Najm Hosain Syed and Amarjit Chandan writing today, each session will focus on one or two poets, reading their poetry, listening to it being sung, and discussing them in historical/political/ philosophical context. We will be joined by leading Punjabi poet Amarjit Chandan for most of the sessions, sharing his knowledge along with other guest writers/poets/scholars/singers.

The meetings are open to the public, and we welcome those of all ages and levels, even those who are new to Punjabi poetry/literature, who may not read Gurmukhi/Shahmukhi or be proficient in Punjabi, but want to listen and explore.

Please note that Sangat sessions will no longer be held monthly but instead every couple of months (or when a theme seems timely or appropriate for the Sangat to address).

For further information please contact ssai@soas.ac.uk

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