Literary Circle (PLC).
meeting will focus on the poetry and philosophy of Kabir
Das. Copies of selected portions of his poetry will be available for
everyone. Zubair Ahmad will conduct the session.
Kabir Das is widely acknowledged as one of the great personality of the
Bhakti movement in North India and is considered a pioneer of Bhakti along
with Ravidas, Farid, and Namdev. He is one of the medieval Indian saints of
Bhakti and Sufi movement whose compositions figure in Sikh Scripture, the
Guru Granth Sahib. From among all of them, Kabir's contribution is the
through his couplets not only reformed the mindset of common villagers and
low caste people but give them self confidence to question Brahmins. Because
of open condemnation of established and popular religions, Kabir became an
object of the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims.
sessions have been designed to allow people with little knowledge of Punjabi
to understand the poetry and participate in the discussion.
4 February 2010 (Thursday)
South Asian Media Centre
Shadman II, Lahore
(042) 3755 5621-28
The meetings of Punjabi Literary Circle are held on the first and third
Thursday of every month.