Karachi Literature Festival Schedule of events for the year 2015
OXPORD UNIVERSITY PRESS KLF
Dates 6,7, and 8 February 2015
Timing: 6 February: 5 to 9 p.m. 7 and 8 February: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Venue : Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Politics and Personalities of Pakistan:
In Conversation with Najam Sethi Moderator: Agha Ghazanfar JASMINE HALL Kitabi Chehre se Facebook tak: Reading in the Age of TV and Social Media
Haseena Moin, Amjad Islam Amjad, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Zaheda Hina, and Neelofer Abbasi Moderator: Syed Nusrat Ali AQUARIUS HALL He Sang to Our Souls: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Pierre Alain Baud and Nomanul Haq Moderator: Ali Sethi ROOM 007 Book Launch:
Where Worlds Collide: Pakistani Fiction in the New Millennium by David Waterman Muneeza Shamsie Moderator: Framji Minwalla Book Launch: Koozah: Naye Likharion ki Kaawishon ka Intikhab Compiled by Zahra Sabri Maniza Naqvi and Bilal Tanweer Moderator: Harris Khalique PRINCESS ROOM Book Launch: Ballet in the Cane Fields: Vignettes from a Dominican Wanderlogue
Moderator: Omayr Aziz Saiyid TULIP I RED TERRACE Homage to the Artists Marjorie Husain, Amra Ali, Nighat Mir, and Noorjehan Bilgrami Moderator: Durriya Kazi SUNFLOWER ROOM The Art of Bookmaking-Activities with Children Age Group: 5 to 12 years Presented by Oxford University Press
11.15 a-m. • 12.15 Pm. MAIN GARDEN
Book Launch: Benazir Bhutto: A Multidimensional Portrait by Anna Suvorova
Zafar Hilaly, Hussain Haroon, and Syeda Abida Hussain Moderator: Victoria Schofield JASMINE HALL
Can Local Cinema Travel Globally?
Arshad Khan, Sanjay Iyer, Munizae Jahangir, Meenu Gaur, and Tisca Chopra
Moderator: Mazhar Zaidi
The World as the Author Sees it
Aakar Patel, Benyamin, Mohammed Hanif, and Alex Preston Moderator: Sarah Humayun ROOM 007
Book Launch: Fade into Red by Reshma K. Barshikar
Zakia Sarwar Moderator: Arshia Sattar Book Launch:
Baltistan: Apricot Bloom byTariq Alexander Qaiser
Moderator: Iftikhar Salahuddin PRINCESS ROOM Working with the Printed Word Ritu Menon, Ameena Saiyid,
Afzaal Ahmad, Marc Parent, and Karthika V.K.
Moderator: Asif Noorani TULIP/REDTERRACE Book Launch: Rebel Angel:
Nafisa Rizvi, Zarmeene Shah, and Amean J.
Moderator: Sabeen Mahmud SUNFLOWER ROOM The Art of Bookmaking-Activities with Children Continued
12.30 p.m. -1.30 p.m.
An Eloquent Truth: In
Conversation with Jugnu Mohsin
Moderator: Sahira Kazmi
Book Launch: The Unquiet Ones:
A History of Pakistan Cricket by
Murad Moosa Khan and
Nadeem F. Paracha
Moderator: Kamila Shamsie
Book Launch: Why I Write: Essays
by Saadat Hasan Manto by Aakar
Nauman Naqvi and Kamran Asdar Ali Moderator: Fahd Ali ROOM 007
Sindhi Afsaana jo Saun Sial
Imdad Hussaini, Manzoor Kohyar, and Akhlaq Ansari Moderator: Sahar Imdad PRINCESS ROOM Cultural Diplomacy Christopher Merrill Moderator: Shayma Saiyid TULIP/REDTERRACE The Future of the Nation in Art Adeela Suleman, Hajra Haider Karrar, Saira Sheikh, and Rashid Rana
Moderator: Quddus Mirza SUNFLOWER ROOM The Art of Bookmaking-Activities with Children
1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
The Satirical Pen: In Conversation with Mohammed Hanif
Moderator: Navid Shahzad
JASMINE HALL Compassionate Karachi
Karen Armstrong (on Skype), Pervez Hoodbhoy, Jameel Yusuf, Ishrat Husain, and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui Moderator: Amin Hashwani AQUARIUS HALL Khayali Shakhs say Muqabala:
In Conversation with Kishwar Naheed and Book Launch: Intikhab-e-Kalam: Kishwar Naheed compiled by Asif Farrukhi Moderators: Muhammad Ahmed Shah and Anwer Sen Roy ROOM 007
Announcement of the KLF Peace Prize Winner PRINCESS ROOM Uncovering History: In Conversation with John Keay Moderator: Nauman Naqvi TULIP I REDTERRACE Art and the Market Sameera Raja, Zohra Hussain, Amin Gulgee, and Abid Merchant Moderator: Saira Sheikh SUNFLOWER ROOM Creative Movement for Children with Nighat Chaodhry
3.45 p.m. -4.45 p.n
Shayer e Awam: Habib Jalib
Asma Jahangir and Aitzaz Ahsan Moderator: Mujahid Barelvi JASMINE HALL Crossing Genres: Transmuting Fiction into Drama Kamila Shamsie, Framji Minwalla, Arshia Sattar, Alex Preston, and Nimra Bucha
Moderator: Muneeza Shamsie AQUARIUS HALL Book Launch: Gender, Politics, and Performance in South Asia compiled by Sheema Kermani, Asif Farrukhi, and Kamran Asdar Ali Jamil Ahmed, Andrea Backhaus, and Shayma Saiyid Moderator: Rumana Husain
Book Launch: Changing India:
A Muslim Woman Speaks by Iqbalunnisa Hussain Tahera Aftab and Salima Ahmed Moderator: Arif Zaman Book Launch: Urdu Afsanay Intikhab: Syed Rafiq Hussain and Intikhab: Naiyer Masood compiled by Asif Farrukhi
Masood Ashar and Intizar Husain Moderator: Ghazi Salahuddin PRINCESS ROOM IOWA Silk Route Residency Programme
Bina Shah, Shandana Minhas,
Sridala Swami, H. M. Naqvi, and Kavery Nambisan Moderator: Christopher Merrill TULIP / REDTERRACE Crossing Boundaries, Blurring Borders
Quddus Mirza, Sadaf Malaterre, and Frieha Altaf
Moderator: Zarmeene Shah SUNFLOWER ROOM Readings from Our Shaikh Sa’di:
A Selection from Gulistan and Bustan and The Simurgh and the Birds: A Selection from Mantiq-ut-Tayr by Shaikh Farid ud-Din Attar by Fahmida Riaz
5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Freedom’s Niece: In Conversation with Nayantara Sahgal Moderator: Salman Tarik Kureshi AQUARIUS HALL The Changing Face of Pakistani Politics
I. A. Rehman, Asma Jahangir, Syeda Abida Hussain, and Sahar Shafqat Moderator: Mahtab Akbar Rashdi ROOM 007
Book Launch: The Closed Valley: With Fierce Friends in the Pakistani Himalayas and Wrestlers,
Pigeon Fanciers, and Kite Flyers:
Traditional Sports and Pastimes in Lahore by Jurgen Wasim Frembgen
Moderator: Asif Noorani PRINCESS ROOM Book Launch: The Emergence of Socialist Thought among North Indian Muslims (1917-1947) by Khizar Humayun Ansari Babar Ayaz
Moderator: Nomanul Haq TULIP / REDTERRACE History and the Histories of Art H. M. Naqvi, Durriya Kazi, and Madeline Amelia Clements Moderator: Seher Naveed SUNFLOWER ROOM Dosti Kitabon Sey by Khaled Anam
6.15 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.
JASMINE HALL Mushaira
Nizamat: Ambareen Haseeb Amber Anwar Shaoor, Kishwar Naheed, Sahar Ansari, Imdad Hussaini,
Amjad Islam Amjad, Afzal Ahmed Syed, Sabir Zafar, Sahar Imdad, Fatema Hassan, Shaukat Abid,Tanveer Anjum, Attiya Dawood, Ajmal Siraj, Harris Khalique, Aqeel Abbas Jafri, Sarwat Zehra, Inaam Nadeem, Kashif Hussain Ghayar, Zulfiqar Adil, and Salman Sarwat
8.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
MAIN GARDEN Presentation on Indus Raag: Music Beyond Borders
MAIN GARDEN Concert by Fuzon Band
11.15 a-m. • 12.15 P*m. 1 1 12.30 p.m. -1.30 p.m.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
10.00 a.m. -11.00 a.m.
MAIN GARDEN Book Launch: The Political Imagination by Nayantara Sahgal and Out of Line: A Literary and Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal by Ritu Menon Moderator: Aamer Hussein JASMINE HALL
Sindh Sagar aur Qayam-e-Pakistan: In Conversation with Hamida Khuhro Moderator: Aitzaz Ahsan AQUARIUS HALL Making A Better Pakistan— Screenings of Short Films by Faryal Malik, Alizeh Kohari, Azhar Shan, and Ayoub Mallah followed by Award Ceremony Sabeen Mahmud and Khalid Mahmood Moderator: Pervez Hoodbhoy ROOM 007
Iran—A Story of Emperors and Kings
A Presentation by Iftikhar Salahuddin Moderator: Khalid Mir PRINCESS ROOM Dialogue of Rhythm and Movement: In Conversation with Nighat Chaodhry Moderator: Shayma Saiyid SUNFLOWER ROOM Storytelling by Amra Alam
11.15 a m- ~ 12.15 p.m.
MAIN GARDEN PTV aur Aaj ka Drama
Samina Ahmed, Aamina Sheikh, Sajid Hasan, Sania Saeed, Samira Fazal, Haseena Moin, and Neelofar Abbasi
Moderator: Raju Jamil
JASMINE HALL A Traveller’s Tales: Lahore say Yarkent tak with Mustansar Hussain Tarar
Moderator: Asghar Nadeem Syed AQUARIUS HALL Vitality and Violence: The Chaos that is Karachi followed by Book Launch: Karachi: The Land Issue by Arif Hasan et. al
Nasreen Askari, Maniza Naqvi, and Rumana Husain Moderator: Kamran Asdar Ali ROOM 007
Book Launch: Qurratulain Hyder’s Andaz-e-Bayan Aur edited by Jameel Akhtar
Azra Abbas and Ameena Saiyid Moderator: Arfa Sayeda Zehra Book Launch: Nau Lakhi Kothi by Ali Akbar Natiq Moderator: Mohammed Hanif PRINCESS ROOM Sab Lai o Gohar: In Conversation with Fahmida Riaz and Book Launch: Intikhab-e-Kalam:
Fahmida Riaz compiled by Asif Farrukhi Harris Khalique Moderator: Mujahid Barelvi Meray bhi hain Kuch Khwab: In Conversation with A. Sean Pue and Book Launch: I Too Have Some Dreams: N.M. Rashed and Modernism in Urdu Poetry by A. Sean Pue Asif Farrukhi
Moderator: Sarah Humayun TULIP/REDTERRACE Collector’s Choice
Shakil Saigol, Sherry Rehman, and Muhammad Zeeshan Moderator: Sameera Raja
SUNFLOWER ROOM Dosti Kitabon Sey by Khaled Anam
12.30 p.m. -1.30 p.m.
MAIN GARDEN Looking into the Corridors of Power: In Conversation with Syeda Abida Hussain and Book Launch: Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman Moderators: Irshad Abdul Kadir and Hamida Khuhro JASMINE HALL
The English Language Literatures of South Asia: Do They Interact with Each Other?
Sadaf Saaz Siddiqui, H.M. Naqvi,
and Ritu Menon
Moderator: Muneeza Shamsie
The Constitutional Right to
Education: From Access to Quality
Learning for All
Mosharraf Zaidi, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Ishrat Husain, Zobaida Jalal, Sabrina Dawood, and Ameena Saiyid Moderator: Baela Raza Jamil ROOM 007
In a Time of Tragedy: Book Launch: A Season for Martyrs by Bina Shah
Moderator: Victoria Schofield PRINCESS ROOM Mental Health in a Troubled City Ayesha Mian, Naeem Sadiq, Haroon Ahmed, and Saadia Quraishy Moderator: Murad Moosa Khan TULIP/REDTERRACE From Other Perspectives Argentinian, Dutch, and Austrian Ambassadors Moderator: Fawzia Naqvi SUNFLOWER ROOM Creative Movement for Children with Nighat Chaodhry
1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m. -3.30 p.m.
Transaction or Transformation in Film and TV
Tisca Chopra, Ali Saleem, Sanjay Iyer, and Mira Sethi Moderator: Omayr Aziz Saiyid JASMINE HALL A Dramatic Presentation of the Stories of Manto and Intizar Husain by Feryal Ali-Gauhar Chair: Intizar Husain Moderator: Asghar Nadeem Syed AQUARIUS HALL Gul Chandni: In Conversation with Zehra Nigah
Moderator: Masood Ashar ROOM 007 Mirror of the Mind: In Conversation with Aamer Hussein Moderator: Bilal Tanweer PRINCESS ROOM Book Launch: Kitab-e-Muntashir: Ye Natamam si Eik Zindagi jo Guzri hay by Musadiq Sanwal Mohammed Hanif and Wusat Ullah Khan
Moderator: Hasan Zaidi TULIP / REDTERRACE War Within
Sajjad Ahmed, Hajra Haider, Sonya Schonberger, and Yaminay Chaudhri Moderator: Quddus Mirza SUNFLOWER ROOM Storytelling by Khursheed Hyder
Purani Kahaniyaan, Nayi Dunia:
32 Tales of the Thrones
Intizar Husain, Arshia Sattar,
Arfa Sayeda Zehra, and
Moderator: Kishwar Naheed
Atam Katha: In Conversation with
Moderator: Shah Muhammad
Can ‘Creative Pakistan’ undo ‘Unstable Pakistan’?
Jude Kelly and Sherry Rehman Moderator: Peter Upton PRINCESS ROOM Book Launch: London, Sydney, Tokyo by Mujahid Barelvi Moderator: Rumana Husain Kal kay Angaray Book Launch:
A Rebel and her Cause: The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan by Rakhshanda Jalil
Ritu Menon, Kamran Asdar Ali, and Zaheda Hina
Moderator: Kausar S. Khan SUNFLOWER ROOM Book Launch: Intikhab-e-Kalam: Zahida Khatoon Sherwaniya Compiled by Fatema Hasan Moderator: Fahmida Riaz Book Launch: Educational Crisis and Reform: Perspectives from South Asia by Abbas Rashid and Irfan Muzaffar Sajid Ali
Moderator: Ghazi Salahuddin
Rashid Sami, Khaled Anam, and Shanaz Ramzi
Moderator: Hina Khwaja Bayat JASMINE HALL
Dastaangoi: Tilism e Hoshruba and Extracts from the Works of Deputy Nazeer Ahmed
Fawad Khan and Nazarul Hasan of NAPA
The Legacy of Scheherazade:
Women and Fiction
Bina Shah, Shandana Minhas, Reshma K. Barshikar, and Mira Sethi Moderator: Framji Minwalla ROOM 007 Char Janam ki Katha:
In Conversation with Satyapal Anand
Fatema Hassan Moderator: Harris Khalique PRINCESS ROOM A Celebration of Literature and Art Festivals
Sadaf Saaz, Razi Ahmed, Karthika V.K., Ameena Saiyid, Jude Kelly, and Ulrich Schreiber Moderator: Asif Farrukhi
6.15 p.m. -7.15 p.m.
MAIN GARDEN Closing Ceremony:
Speeches by Ameena Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi
Readings by Zia Mohyeddin
7.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
3.45 p.m.-4.45 p.m. 1
The Complete Performer: In Conversation with Bushra Ansari
Moderator: Nimra Bucha
I q.oo p.m. – 6.00 p.m. 1
Serial aur Soap: Rung Badaltay Dramay
Neelofar Abbasi, Sahira Kazmi,
8.00 p.m. -10.00 p.m.
Popular Classics: The Raag-based Love Songs of Pakistan by Ali Sethi
* The Programme is subject to change without prior notice due to last minute cancellations and other contingencies.