The music and poetry of Amir Khusrau came alive yesterday evening in the UT Guest House, as noted documentary maker, author and researcher, Yousuf Saeed, transported everyone to the mystical world of 14th century Sufi saint's unparallel work.
We present here an interview with Yousuf Saeed that Day and Night TV channel broadcast.
Saturday, 3 November 2012
'Chaap Tilak Sab Chhini...', and numerous other famous compositions by 14th century scholar, poet, musician, and composer, Amir Khusrau or Khusrow, dot the music of Indian subcontinent.
A sufi mystic and spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Khusrau is regarded as the 'father of qawwali' and inventor of tabla.
Chandigarh Literary Society is organising 'Shaam-e-Amir Khusrau' on Friday, 9th November 2012 at 5:30pm at the UT Guest House, Chandigarh.
Famous independent filmmaker and author Yousuf Saeed would provide an overview of Khusrau's music and poetry through video presentations. Yousuf Saeed is a celebrated documentary maker.
Yousuf gained fame with his popular science series for Doordarshan, ‘Turning Point’ during 1991-94, and has a large number of documentaries and short films, books, articles and research papers to his credit. His documentary ‘Khayal Darpan’ and ‘Basant’ have been screened internationally, and has recently authored a book, “Muslim Devotional Art in India”.
Everyone is invited to experience Amir Khusrau on 9th November.