An Evening of Ghazals: Naseeruddin Shah in conversation with Jisha Menon

Sat May 8th 2021, 8:00 - 9:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for South Asia in collaboration with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
Virtual Zoom Webinar (Pacific Time)
An Evening of Ghazals: Naseeruddin Shah in conversation with Jisha Menon

Globally renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah will recite and discuss poems apposite to the current political moment in South Asia and the world. The recital will be followed by a conversation with Jisha Menon, Director of the Center for South Asia and Director of the Stanford Arts Institute, and audience Q&A.

May 8, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:00 PM Pacific (May 9, 2021 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM India)


Naseeruddin Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema. His autobiography, And Then One Day, was published in 2014.


This event is part of the Arts and Justice series, in which all speakers’ interrogations are timely explorations of religious freedom and the freedom of speech. How does the State condone, facilitate, and encourage religion, class, and caste based carceral violence? What is the role of the Arts in visibilizing this violence? This series builds on the Stanford Arts Institute’s program on carceral justice and takes the conversation to South Asia.


Live captioning will be provided. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact southasiainfo@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by April 30th.