Delhi | 29.02.2020 | 03:30 pm ~ 05:30 pm

Poetry in the Park

Led By

Aditi Saraswat

Meeting Time

03:15 PM

Meeting point

Qutub Institutional Area, Opposite IIFT

Nearest Bus/Metro station

R.K. Puram metro station

About the Talk

Delhi has a rich variety of trees as well as a rich heritage of poets and this walk will be an attempt to get Delhiites to appreciate both. In February, when Ghalib’s 150th death anniversary year comes to a close, we’ll walk through the shifting forest landscape of Sanjay Van and learn about the life and poetry of the greatest of Delhi poets. Beside a small lake or under a large tree, we will gather to read some handpicked ghazals and letters of Ghalib – and try to make our way through a thicket of words so dense and full of surprises that readers and critics are still finding hidden treasures in it. We will also try to peer into the history of Ghalib’s Delhi – which saw, on the one hand, the peaking of Urdu literary culture and on the other, the rapid decline of the Mughal Empire and an ascent of the British. Perhaps the only bit of green cover left in the heart of the city where one can hope to get completely away from even distant noises of traffic, Sanjay Van is in some senses similar to what much of Delhi would have been like when Ghalib was around. What better place then, to get to know him? And what better time to do it than the onset of spring?



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Please Note

  • There is paid parking available at the complex. Parking fees are to be borne by the participants.
  • If you are travelling by Metro,R.K Puram is the nearest stop.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water and an umbrella or a raincoat.
  • Photography is allowed.