Posts Tagged ‘Iqbal Attar Pakistan’

Interactive Workshops, April 2009

Iqbal Academy Pakistan is offering a series of weekly workshops about concepts related to the works of Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Participation has been kept free this month too, but due to limited space, please register yourself in advance and be there in time (seats will be given on a “first come first” basis).

Resource Person:
Khurram Ali Shafique, author of The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality

Venue: Teachers’ Development Center, 129-G, P.E.C.H. Society, Block 2, Karachi. Phone: (021)4392949

Timings (for all workshops): 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact for further information: Dr. Hena Javid

Pakistan: past, present, future – Saturday, April 4

This is an introduction to the history of Pakistan through concepts derived from the writings of Iqbal. The workshop takes you through the story of Pakistan through activities and discussions in order to explore how the founding fathers foresaw the destiny of Pakistan and what opportunities can be found through our shared experience.

Consensus literature – Saturday, April 11

Art and literature is usually categorized as “high” and “popular”. This workshop introduces a third option: “consensus literature”. How is it different from our common perception of literature, what can we learn about ourselves through it and how far does it go in showing us new options for our future? These are some of the issues which are being addressed here.

Collective ego in popular media – Saturday, April 18

“Achieve a real collective ego,” said Iqbal in the Presidential Address after outlining his concept of Pakistan. In what ways has our collective ego unfolded itself through popular media? The answers might surprise you.

The Valley of Wonderment – Saturday, April 25

The recent history of Pakistan seems candidly similar to “the Valley of Wonderment”, the sixth valley in the journey of the birds towards Simorgh in the classic tale by the thirteenth century Sufi poet Sheikh Fariduddin Attar. Can a better understanding of the sixth valley help us discover new perspectives about our present situation and find innovative solutions? Find out in this advanced workshop especially designed for those who have attended any of the first three.

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