September 27, 2017
The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation of NYPSI is pleased to present "Plaintiffs in Paper Robes: The First Ghazal of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib", a conversation about the master poet, Ghalib.
Frances Pritchett and Mustafa Menai will discuss the poetry of Ghalib and the ghazal form by looking at the first verse of the first ghazal of his divan. In Pritchett's words, "An Urdu ghazal consists of a series of miniature poems, each two lines long. But it's astonishing what can be done within the microcosm of these two lines. We can look at one ghazal, and even focus particularly on one single two-line verse, and see the whole genre in miniature. We're going to look at the first verse of the first ghazal of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869), one of the greatest poets in the tradition--and, we would argue, in the world."
Free and open to the public.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium