Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan

‘For anyone to create poems anytime, someone has to live poems all the time.’ And ‘While Faiz created poems of ineffable beauty, Alys has lived poems all the time.’ This is borne out by their letters, written to each other, which also brings forth two facets of humanism. From 1951 to 1955, during Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s imprisonment in Pakistan, his British wife Alys and Faiz exchanged letters between themselves. ‘Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan’ is a performance based on these letters. The letters symbolize our hopes, our aspirations and embodied in them are our ‘singing tomorrows’. Reading them, one is convinced that cause endures, hope lingers and that dreams shall not die. The enchanting voice of Salima Raza along with the powerful presence of Banwari Taneja, will cast a spell on the crowd with beautiful poetry and magical music weaved into the performance of reciting these letters.

Date 2/6/2017 Time 19:30 Venue Main Chabutra, Baradri Qaiser Bagh, Lucknow Directed Salima Raza