Ek Meethay Din ka Antt
Popularly known for his stories ‘Basauday ki Mariam’ and ‘Mai Dada’, Asad Muhammad Khan’s powerful narratives exemplify his command over storytelling in their diversity and vivid detail. Throughout his prolific career that began in 1982, Khan wrote a varied range of stories that are described to be as relevant and contemporary today as they were when they were first published. (1)
Ek Meethay Din ka Antt and Naseeboan Waalian are both set in the red light area of Karachi in the sixties and demonstrate the author’s ability to create vibrant and vivid characters with panache. Offering a colourful blend of language and dialect that represents the true heart of a multicultural Karachi, the stories are centered around characters that are at the end of the day, at the mercy of Time; the most dominant character of all narratives.
Performers: Saife Hasan, Mahvash Faruqi, Asma Mundrawala, Meesam Naqvi
Sound Cues: Haajra Haider
Sound Design and Direction: Asma Mundrawala
Poster Design: Naheed Yahya
Vocals: Ayesha Nadir Ali
Zambeel Dramatic Readings is very grateful to Naila Mahmood for her help towards the vocal recording and to Ayesha Nadir Ali for her vocal rendition in the story Ek Meethay Din ka Antt.
Date and Venue: Saturday 6th December 2014, 7 pm
T2F, The Second Floor, Phase 2 Ext. DHA
(1) Asif Farrukhi, “Review: Ghussay Ki Nai Fasal by Asad Muhammad Khan”, http://www.dawn.com/news/1085499, accessed 02 December 2014