An incredible and enriching experience to make a sincere attempt to seek revival of rekhti genre of poetry through our performance focusing on Rampur’s food and flavours. Our humble attempt was to explore the revival of this art form and on the metaphors of food, flavours and tastes. Our small effort to keep alive the by text by 19th-century poet Mir Yar Ali ‘Jan Sahib’ who is widely considered to be the last major poet who experimented with the rekhti genre of poetry.
Lest We Forget
We are extremely proud to embark on a journey used to be the sole preserve of men and was unfortunately, eventually, lost in the mist of time.
Reviving Rekhtigoi Performance tradition with the help of Sheffield University.
We are thankful and indebted to Dr. Razak Khan of Germany & Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley who provided us this wonderful opportunity to embark upon the Voyage of the Rekhti Dawn
Covid-19 wave 2 hit us incredibly hard but thanks to organisations like Hemkunt Foundation, hundreds and thousands of people were supported with oxygen, medicines, food and much more. We are proud to be performing our “Dastan-e-Mahabharata” as part of Karwaan Heritage’s fundraiser in support of Hemkunt Foundation.
Please participate, contribute, share and mobilise others for this wonderful cause and organisation.
Watch the Dastangoi session on 12th June at 8.30 pm on Karwaan’s YouTube channel.
Thrilled to share with you our upcoming show “Sahir Ki Yaad Mein..." being presented by me and with beautiful vocals by Bidisha Roy, Script by Danish Iqbal.
The show will be virtually LIVE on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/showcasestudioofficial on
Wednesday, March 17, 7.00pm-7.30pm
I am excited and looking forward to be part of this awesome fellow Dastango fraternity and interacting with them on the timeless art of Dastangoi Art. Please join and enjoy the interaction at One Page Spotlight Literature Festival on 12th March at 11 am.
Streaming exclusively at: www.onepagespotlight.com
Its my extreme delight to be able to take the inclusive message across and present our well-loved “Dastan-e-Mahabharata” for our friends outside of India. We are presenting our Dastan to spread the message of love and inclusivity tonight 10.30 pm India time (1.00 pm USA EST time). All friends and well-wishes the invited to join and enjoy.
While we continue to stay at home, I am excited to continue the conversations about Dastangoi and other arts to create conducive environment for artists and arts & culture. So exited to do this together with another acclaimed artist, Qamar Dagar. Please join live broadcast on Sunday, 27 September at 7.00 pm on Facebook.
Love is the only antidote to hate & hatred!
Decided to devote our next production *Dastan-e-Radhe-Krishna - a mellifluous rendition to the cause of amity and harmony...
Distilled from Namita Gokhle and Malashri Lal's "Finding Radha", it has been penned by Danish Iqbal. The performance will be interspersed with age old melodies which are hallmark of fabled Dagar Family's enviable heritage.
Verily an enticing confluence of vibrant traditions!!!
I am so excited to share that we are taking our very practical and much-loved Dastangoi performance “Dastan-e-Gandhi” to the Department of English at University of Delhi (South Delhi) on March 5, 2020.
Remembering Mirza Ghalib, one of the greatest poets in any language to ever live, on his 151st death anniversary and paying our tributes through “Dastan-e-Ghalib” dastangoi performance on February 25, 2020.
It’s our privilege to be able to share our perspective on his life.
I am so excited to be one of the panellists at the Women Writers Fest being organised by SheThePeople TV on the topic: “Voices of Dissent: Chronicling resistance” on Wednesday, 12 Feb at 10.30 am.
Looking forward to this interesting panel and conversations.
Starting the new year 2020 with a message of Peace and Unity. We are delighted that our much-loved “Dastan-e-Gandhi” will be performed at the World Book Fair, at the theme pavilion, and organised by the National Council for the Promotion of Urdu Language. The performance is scheduled at 4.00 pm on 5th Jan.
Delighted to be back at “Jashn-e-Rekhta” one of the biggest Urdu festivals in India and the world that aims to celebrate the multi-faceted nature of Urdu – its beauty and versatility. We are presenting our ever-loved “Dastan-e-Mahabharat”, written and directed by Danish Iqbal. We believe this Dastangoi session will add to the inclusivity of Urdu language and our historical ganga-jamuni tehzeeb.
I am excited to be attending the Times LitFest where I will be reading few interesting Urdu poetry on Ram. This session in the festival is an outcome of great efforts by Rakhshanda Jalil who has curated it beautifully.
Jaipur - here we come again!!
Presenting very apt and appropriate story, Dastan-e-Gandhi, written and directed by Danish Iqbal, and that aims to keep Gandhiji’s values, ideas and thoughts alive and kicking at JAYRANGAM, the Jaipur Theater Festival on Friday, 22 November.
It is with great pleasure and humility that we present our next performance: “Daastan-e-Ghalib” which is our tribute to the ‘Bard of Delhi’ on the occasion of his 150th death anniversary year. Written and directed by Danish Iqbal.
It’s so exciting that we are able to reach out and be with children in Amritasar. Happy to be in this amazing city with a musical storytelling and poetry session being organised by Manjha House in Amritsar city on Saturday, 2nd November at 7.09 pm.
Setting another example of inter-community accord, Hindustani Awaaz is taking another initiative to keep alive stories on Ram through recitation of Urdu poetry.
I am so happy to be one of the presenters at the event, “Kahani Ram-e-Hindi Ki” on Oct 21 at 7.00 pm at IHC.
As people have been constantly enquiring about any future “Dastan-e-Mahabharat” performance, we are so happy to inform that we will be performing the same at Serendipity Delhi event, “Colour Me Autumn” in Chhatarpur on October 20th at 6.30 pm.
Hello Mumbai friends,
We are extremely happy and delighted to be in your city soon, and bringing our very special “Dastan-e-Mahabharata”, where we look forward to your august presence. We will be performing at the Pasban-e-Adab, the International Poetry Festival in Mumbai on August 24, 2019. Eagerly looking forward to be in this amazing city and to have your company soon
It’s our delight and privilege to do a Dastangoi performance on “Tilism-e-Hoshruba”, the epic narrative of the adventures of legendary Amir Humza at the Urdu Drama Festival at the Ghalib Auditorium on July 29, 2019 at 6.30 p.m
We are eager and excited to bring our Dastan-e-Mahabharat to India International Centre (IIC), Lodi Road, this week. Join us for this interesting Dastangoi session on Saturday , 27 July at 7.00 pm.
It gives me immense pleasure to invite you all to my next event "April is the Cruelest Month" ; a celebration where poets and performers manifest their threshold in the changing air and mood shifting which surrounds this change.
This event is being organised by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. It'll be an evening of poetry and performance with me and other talented artists like- Saif Mahmood, Nabina Das, Mangalesh Dabral and Saneya.
My warmest greetings and best wishes to each of my fellow artists as also to all theatre people across the world on WORLD THEATRE DAY ! Each artist contributes in his own unique manner and I feel this is to be celebrated !
Also super excited to introduce Saneya, the new woman dastango on the horizon. Although a lecturer of English language at University of Delhi, her strong background in Urdu and Persian has brought her to the realm of performing arts.
"Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.” With each performance, each artist strives to accomplish this. And this time, a bundle of talented artists are going to perform for you all, combined with fun and educative workshops.
Come and join Fouzia Dastango and Fazal Rashid , at the prestigious House of Kotwara in celebrating handcrafted luxury and the artisans who make them, at Maashra, Gwalpahari on 16-17th March with Teh, Jahan-e-Khusrau's first craft mela by the renowned Indian filmmaker, fashion designer, poet, artist, revivalist, and social worker Muzaffar Ali
Book your tickets soon. You won't regret being there!
This women's day, we're not only going to celebrate women's day, but pay an ode to all the creators, followed by insightful discussions with some wonderful creators.
Catch Fouzia Dastangoi and Feroz Khan perform 'Daastaan-e-Mahabharat' followed by a discussion on Daastaan and Stories by Ismat Chugtai at the City Book Leaders on 8th March, 2019 at the DLF Crest Club, Golf Course Gurgaon.
Come and spend sometime having Talks Inspired by Books!
The Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy's Sanskrit Department is organizing JASHN-E-URDU, wherein all the Urdu stars from all over the nation will join hands and put up stellar performances for you all!
Block the date for the Dastangoi performance on 28th February, 2019, at 2:30pm.
Do come and experience the magic of Urdu for yourself
A great tempest of a novel, which left everyone awed, the novel which is seen on v the world map now, none other than Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'. You all read it in English. Now come, and see the magic in the Urdu.
Presenting to you all a discussion on 'Bepanah Shaadmaani Dil Ki Mumlikat' with Arundhati Roy and Arjumand Ara, moderated by Rakshanda Jalil, and readings Fouzia Dastango
See you all on 25th February, Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm. Register soon and be there!
Looking forward to participating in and to have a very interesting and spiritual conversation with Mona Varma, at the International Festival of Spiritual India 2019 at Pune on 22nd February 2019.
Delhi, the capital of India, has mixed cultures and lifestyles, that bind the whole of India together with a thread. It is an articulate matrix of different people, different mind sets and their different way of expressions. Delhi does not have any regional language of its own. Just like its culture, even its languages have been adapted from the different regions of India and they have blended smoothly with the city's rich culture. So here we are, trying to put forward our interpretation on Dialects of Delhi. Watch us live at the Oxford Bookstore, CP, on 21st February, 6pm.
Here’s presenting our new Dastangoi performance, “Dastan -e-Ghalib” written and directed by Danish Iqbal and to be presented as part of our respects and to commemorate the 150th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, one of greatest poets and a legend, at “Zikr-e-Ghalib” on February 16th at 5.00 pm
So proud to be heading to Lady Harding Medical College for a Dastangoi performance as part of the annual literary festival - Anubhuti’19. Look forward to a new and interesting audience in LHMC students.