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Naseer performs in New York

June 9, 2009 13:53 IST

Naseer performs in New York

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The brilliant Naseeruddin Shah performed Dastangoi: The Adventures of Amir Hamza with Mahmood Farooqi and Daanish Hussain at the Asia Society New York on Monday.

The adventures of Amir Hamza -- Prophet Mohammad's uncle -- is full of tales of magic, sorcery, warriors and tricksters. The traditional storyteller narrates the trials and triumphs of Hamza, creating a fascinating world through a combination of poetry and acting.


Image: Naseer performing Dastangoi
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Naseer's wife, Ratna Pathak Shah, looked radiant at the event.


Image: Ratna Pathak Shah

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Hailed by critics as 'an enthralling revival of a dying tradition,' Dastangoi is a rich form of traditional, dramatized Urdu storytelling that dates back to medieval Iran (Persia) and which has recently regained critical acclaim due to the work of distinguished scholar Mahmood Farooqi.


Image: The audience sits enthralled

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