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’s all-time famous story ‘Marhoom Ki Yaad Main’ and Habib Jalib’s revolutionary poetry, Baithak comes alive with Taimur Rehman in the first episode of the series.

 

Storytelling, some of us refer to it as Dastaan-Goi, is a compound of two Persian words Dastaan and Goi which means to tell a Dastaan. Urdu is a rich 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 Faraz, Amjad Aslam Amjad, Parveen Shakir, and many more.