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Love in the Now – Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

by devaniya on June 29, 2015

Devaniya, The school of Kathak in Chennai presents for the topic “LOVE IN THE NOW” a Ghazal of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

Love in the Now -  Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

He was one of the most influential contemporary poets and intellectuals of Pakistan. Two renditions of the ghazal are interwoven in the presentation – that of Farhan Zameer and the original by Malika e Tarranum, Begum Noor Jahan.

Love in the Now -  Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

The poet implores his lover not to expect the love that he used to shower on her in the past. He is now burdened by social conditions where flesh trade is a dark and horrifying reality woven in the silken tapestry of the nation for innumerable decades.

Enjoy this slideshow of a few clicks from the performance.

The heart rendering words of the Ghazal are: “Mujhse pehli si muhobbat mere mehboob na maang” which translates into: “My beloved! Do not ask me for the love we shared earlier.” In Raag Yaman Kalyan, Taal Dadra.

Love in the Now -  Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

This was for an inter dance school competition hosted by Aalap at Krishna Gana Sabha, T.Nagar on 28th June, 2015. The young dancers in the presentation are: Swetha Sundararajan, Keerthana Govindarazan, Sankari Srinivas, Avani Giri and Ashmini Balakrishnan.

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