Reviving Punjabi: Second Annual Conference on Punjab’s History and Culture

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:30pm to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Dean’s Office, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), and the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature are organising a three-day, Second Annual Conference on Punjab’s History and Culture.

Punjabi, the most widely spoken language in Pakistan, finds itself marginalised. It is non-existent in socio-political discourse of national polity due to lack of state patronage resulting in a high rate of illiteracy, dearth of scholarship and disconnect with history. The Punjab has a rich literary tradition spread over one thousand years. Sadly, this tradition has not been contemporised due to the skewed politico-ideological notions of nation building. The result has been a loss of historical identity and that of accumulated knowledge of culture and art.

This year, the Conference will feature screenings, talks and discussions as well as music and theatre performances. Among the esteemed panellists are Niti Nair, Ilyas Chatha, Nain Sukh, Parveen Malik, Tony Capstick and many others.

Date: February 22-24, 2019

Time: 2:30 pm

Venue: LUMS

The Conference schedule can be viewed here!.