A s g h a r is a motley collection of ten satirical short stories written by the prolific Hindi writer A s g h a r W a j a h a t.
Asghar Wajahat most noted Partition play, J i n L a h o r e N a i D e k h y a , was first performed under the direction of Habib Tanvir in 1989, who subsequently took the play to Karachi, Lahore, Sydney, New York and Dubai. The play has also been performed in several regional languages. Each tale reflects on an aspect of society with subtle humor and stark practicality. The issues he addresses range from communal riots to growing falsity of appreciation for classical music.
Some of his works:
Lies: Half Told; translated by Rakshanda Jalil; 2002, Srishti Publishers. ISBN 81-87075-92-9.
Kaisi Aagi Lagai (Novel)
Andhere se, collection of short stories with Pankaj Bisht, Bhasha Publication, New Delhi.
Hindi Kahani, Punarmulyankan (criticism), co-editor, Bhasha Publication, New Delhi.
Dilla Pahuncna hai, collection of short stories, Prakashan Sansthan, Delhi.
Nioeant ke Sahyatra, translation of Qurratul-ain-Haider's Urdu Novel, Joanpah, Delhi.
Hindi Urdu ka pragatioeal kavita, criticism, McMillan, Delhi.
Firangi Laut Aaye (Play),
Inna ka avaz (Play), Prakasan Sansthan, Delhi
Veergati (play), Vaya Prakashan, Delhi.
Aki (Play), Granth Ketan, 1/11244-C, Nikat Kirti Mandir, Subhash Park, Naveen Shahdra, delhi
Nazeer Akbarabadi, translation of criticism by Prof. Mohd. Hasan, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.
Swimming pool collection of short stories, Rajkamal, Delhi.
Bund Bund script of TV series, Radha Kasya, Delhi.
Sab se sasta gosht, collection of street plays, Gagan Bharta, Delhi.
Pak napak (play), Prem Prakashan Mandir
Jin Lahore Nai Vekhya O Jamya e nai (play), Dinman Prakashan, Delhi.
Sab kaha kuch, collection of short stories, Kitab Ghar, New Delhi.
Sat asman (Novel), Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi.
Kaisi Aagi lagaee (Novel), Rajkamal, New Delhi
Chalte to achcha tha, (Travelogue), Rajkamal, New Delhi
Barkha Rachaee, (Novel) Rajkamal, New Delhi
Man mati, (Nvel), Rajkamal, New Delhi
Patkath lekhan-vyanharik nirdeshika, Rajkamal, New Delhi
Raste ki talash me, (Travelogue) Antika, New Delhi
Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru,
When: 22nd and 23rd Nov
Time: 7:30 pm
P.S: Tickets available at venue on day of show