Zikr Us Parivash Ka (In Praise of that Angel Face) weaves together the accounts of those who remember her with undimmed fondness and warmth despite the passage of years.
We are delighted to invite you to a screening of Nirmal's film
ZIKR US PARIVASH KA (In Praise of that Angel Face)
at India International Centre (IIC)
on Monday, 30th October 2017,
at 6.30 pm
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Nirmal.
We look forward to
there with us.
Entry is free and open to all.
Duration: 64 minutes
Synopsis: One of the last legendary courtesans of India, Begum Akhtar was a well known singer of ghazal, dadra and thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. Her voice was unique, pain adding richness and depth as the years went by. Rendering them in her inimitable style, she ensured that ghazal singing received due respect and came to be called Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of the Ghazal), reaching unparalleled heights in a world that threatened to marginalize courtesans.