Birmingham City University (UK) and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi having collaborated for staging three events across 2021 and 2022 devised to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and explore the longstanding tradition of poetry and its historic role in Indian tradition, will be staging its first event on Sep 18.
The first event will take place online on Saturday 18 September 4pm to 5.30pm IST (11.30am – 1pm UK time) and will feature artists including Rati Agnihotri (English/Hindi), Sanjeev Kaushal (Hindi), Meena Kandasamy (Tamil/English), and Anwar Ali (Malayalam/English)..
The series will feature Indian poets and British poets of Indian heritage to honour the close relationship between the two countries. Under this arrangement, India’s 75-year independence is to be marked by a special celebration of poetry from writers and performers of Indian origin.
Poetry has been chosen as the focus for the celebration due its powers to cross borders, and the significant role language can play in connecting people.
The poetry events will also mark the lead up to Birmingham UK playing host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will see India compete in an array of disciplines.
Tickets for the free poetry events are available by visiting Eventbrite.