Play unfolds power of Paash

 

  • Paash Punjabi Literary Society in Govt College Tohana, Haryana (India) –http://gctohana.gov.in/Activities.html
  • The Urdu play “Ek Qatra Khoon” was created by Ashwatthama JD, inspired by the controversial novel by Ismat Chughtai of that name, which, in turn, had been based on the rendition of Karbala by the famous 19th century Urdu poet, Mir Anees. The performer chose to utilize a storytelling style drawn from his Indian heritage in order to relate the scope of events and abide by the prohibition of portraying Islamic  Khoon” was created by Ashwatthama JD, inspired by the controversial novel by Ismat Chughtai of that name, which, in turn, had been based on the rendition of Karbala by the famous 19th century Urdu poet, Mir Anees. The performer chose to utilize a storytelling style drawn from his Indian heritage in order to relate the scope of events and abide by the prohibition of portraying Islamic saints. He contemporizes the style through his staging, and the story through the inclusion of modern revolutionary poets who also struggled against the regimes of their day. The Punjabi poet Pash, who was killed by Sikh terrorists in 1988 for his political and social stands, looms especially large. http://www.weeklyvoice.com/site/downloads/Voice_Nov18_06.pdf
  • ANHAD ( ACT NOW FOR HARMONY AND DEMOCRACY)  has declared October 9, 2007 as the Young Martyr’s Day. It is dedicated to the memory of Che Guevara, Bhagat Singh, Avtar Singh Pash, Vasant Rao, Rajab Ali, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya and Safdar Hashmi  http://www.anhadin.net/article8.html
  • Paash’s murder as reported in a New York Times of 25-03-1988 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE7D9173BF936A15750C0A96E948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
  • Poster and Painting Workshop-(Tribune)- 22 March 2002. Patiala, March 21
    The Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University will organise a poster and painting workshop on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Punjabi poet Paash’s at Punjabi Bhavan here, tomorrow. In charge of the Department of Fine Arts, Dr Saroj Rani, informed that the real ‘purpose’ of the workshop is to bring into focus the pain, trauma and sufferings of people.

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