Screening & Discussion on Sufi Poet Bulleh Shah
08/05/2012 - 3:00 PM
QMA presents the spectacular documentary video of the stage play “Bulleh” presented by Ajoka Theatre Company. A tribute to the great mystic, the play is broadly based on the events of his life, as communicated through his poetry, historical records and popular myths. And there is no dearth of dramatic episodes in the life of Bulleh Shah. His search for truth, his devotion to his mentor Shah Inayat, his conflict with the intolerant clergy and corrupt Nawabs, his opposition to the wars and bloodshed in the name of religion-all are incorporated as powerful scenes in the play. “Bulleh” is not just a period play, but has a great relevance to present-day South Asia. It is a strong plea for love and peace, and an indictment against intolerance, violence and hatred, and at the same time, a celebration of the rich and vibrant culture of the Punjab.
Followed by a discussion.
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