Male Gaze in Urdu Literature: Is It an Overt #Metoo Movement?
That's the question we'd like to ask today.
Niyogi Books and Oxford Bookstore invite you at the book launch of Preeto and Other Stories: The Male Gaze in Urdu, celebrating the new-age women.
In conversation with:
Rakhshanda Jalil, writer, translator and literary historian,
Nistha Gautam, Opinion Editor, The Quint,
Mayank Austen Soofi, Delhi's famed photo archiver and writer
The event will be moderated by:
Poonam Saxena, a translator and national weekend editor, Hindustan Times
About the Book
'Preeto & Other Stories' is a collection of stories that delves into themes that are timeless, as well as topics that are an outcome of the times we live in. Starting with two of the four pillars of the Urdu short stories, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Krishan Chandar, who can be credited with introducing a realistic portrayal of women in Urdu fiction, the stories in this volume offer multiple ways of ‘seeing’ women.
This anthology also features stories by other famous Urdu writers, including Gulzar, Deepak Budki, and Baig Ehsas.
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Time: 6 PM onwards
Venue: Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi