Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Workshops in Iqbal Studies, August 2009

Iqbal Academy Pakistan is offering a series of weekly workshops about the basic ideas of Allama Iqbal and related subjects. Participation is free for the following three sessions but due to limited space, advanced registration is NECESSARY and please be there in time (seats will be given on "first come first" basis).

Resource Person:
Khurram Ali Shafique, author of The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
Venue: Teachers' Development Center, 129-G, P.E.C.H. Society, Block 2, Karachi. Phone: (021) 4392949
Timings (for all workshops): 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Contact for further information: Dr. Hena Jawaid henajawaid000@

New horizons in Iqbal Studies – Saturday, August 1

Why do we need to know about Iqbal? What do we know? What are the new questions which are becoming important in Iqbal Studies now? On what criteria can we assess what has been done before? These are the questions which will be explored in this workshop. Note: participants will receive a complimentary copy of Andaz Mehramana (2009), a little book published by Iqbal Academy Pakistan on this subject.

Shikwa: the story behind it – Saturday, August 8

The story behind the writing of `Shikwa' is being given out in full detail for the first time since the famous poem got written by Iqbal in 1911. Recently presented in the second volume of the comprehensive biography Iqbal: Tashkeeli Daur, the details will now be discussed by the biographer and participants will be asked to participate in an open discussion.

Why Iqbal chose Rumi? – Saturday, August 15

The question has often been asked but the material required to properly address it had never been collected in one place as it has been in the recently published Iqbal: Tashkeely Daur. This workshop enables the participants to discuss the question and arrive at their own conclusions based on evidence provided in the workshop.

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