Saturday, 23 September 2023 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
British Council

British Council and the Rekhta Foundation invite you to a thought-provoking discussion on the captivating realms of English and Urdu poetic traditions, embarking on a comparative analysis that unveils the unique nuances and shared universalities of these two richly expressive languages through the works of renowned English poets from the UK and Urdu poets from the Indian subcontinent. 

Engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the distinctions and harmonies between various literary forms, including poetry, prose, verse, couplet, sher, ghazal, nazm, and nasr. Our exploration will culminate in a captivating analysis of couplets and shers. Witness a compelling comparison of iconic figures in the canonical traditions of English and Urdu poetry. From Chaucer and Shakespeare to Khusro and Ghalib, and from John Keats to Faiz Ahmed Faiz, we'll highlight the roles and anecdotes of these literary luminaries

Day & Date: Saturday 23 September 6.00 to 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Theatre - British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110 001

Join us on a captivating journey through the intricate and profound world of poetry as we celebrate the shared universalities and unique nuances of English and Urdu poetry.


  • The event is accessible to individuals above 18 years.
  • Entry will be granted exclusively via RSVP on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Entry to the event is FREE.
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