Baithak – Urdu Storytelling

Kuch Khaas brings you ‘Baithak’ to revive the lost art form of Urdu storytelling. Baithak will come in a series of episodes every month. Beginning with Patras Bukhari, and Sa’adat Hasan Manto, Baithak now comes alive with Taimur Rehman narrating Ibne Insha’s famous poetry and prose. Pakistan’s famous Urdu poet, travelogue writer, and columnist, Ibne Insha was regarded as one of the best humorists of the Urdu literary world. Storytelling, some of us refer to as Dastaan-Goi, is a compound of two Persian words ‘Dastaan’ and ‘Goi’ which means to tell a story. Urdu is a beautiful language and we have some exceptional people enriching it with their words. Sa’adat Hasan Manto, Patras Bokhari, Ibne Insha, Molvi Rodolvi, Mushtaq Yousafi are a few noted names. In this Baithak, we intend to share their literature and also exceptional poetry by poets like Faraz, Amjad Aslam Amjad, Parveen Shakir, and many more.