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Media Studies Colloquium: The Kaaba of Hindostan: Ghalib\’s imagery of Benaras | Dr. Maaz Bin Bilal

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Please join us for this Lecture followed by Q & A 

The Kaaba of Hindostan: Ghalib's imagery of  Benaras by Dr. Maaz Bin Bilal, Associate Professor, Literary Studies, O. P. Jindal Global University.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:30- 2:45 PM  AC04 302 (LR).


Speaker Bio:  Dr. Maaz Bin Bilal is Associate Professor, Literary Studies at Jindal Global University. A poet, translator and cultural critic, he has taught UG courses on Translating India and Introduction to Urdu: History, Politics & Poetics. 

Dr. M.B.Bilal, has recently translated Temple Lamp: Verses on Banaras.

(Chiragh-e-dair, Persian) by Mirza Ghalib and written a critical introduction. Translated directly from Persian into English in full, for the first time, what does it tell us about Kashi? Which the poet Ghalib, calls Kaaba-e-Hindostan or the Mecca of India.  Read an excerpt from the book, Spring settles here on the horizon of my heart 

He is also the author of Ghazalnama: Poems from Delhi, Belfast, and Urdu and the translator of Fikr Tausvi’s Urdu diary into English  The Sixth River: A Journal from the Partition of India. Excerpts from his translation of The Sixth River are also prescribed in the University of Delhi BA English (Hons.) syllabus.


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