18-AUG-2019: Extension Lecture on Relevance of Bhakti Kaal held at AMU
Aligarh, August 18: Bhakti Kaaleen poets explored the inherent potentiality of folk language and produced a new narrative of togetherness that united Hindu and Muslim. The creative outpourings manifest show the various dimensions of a secular and tolerant society of that time, said Prof Nand Kishore Pandey (Director, Central Institute of Hindi), while delivering a university extension lecture on Relevance of Bhakti Kaal Literature organised by Department of Hindi, AMU.
Tracing the glorious literary legacy of Bhakti poets, Prof Pandey said that Bhakti poets not only denounced rituals but also espoused the values of tolerance and contentment. For them compassion and integrity was central to the well being of the society.
In his presidential remark, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtar Haseeb said that Bhakti kal saw the remarkable integration between the Hindu and Islamic elements in Arts. This integration has been possible primarily with the arrival of umpteen Muslim Bhakti poets .
On occasion, "Urdu Hindi Dictionary" containing around 7500 words,compiled by Prof Zia Ur Rehman Siddiqui was also released.
Prof Abdul Alim, Chairman Department of Hindi, said that the Bhakti kaal was accentuated by great theoretical development in poetry forms, predominantly from a blend of older forms of poetry in Sanskrit School and the Persian School.
In his welcome address Prof Mohibul Haque (Co-coordinator of Univ. Extension Lecture) appreciated the efforts for organising a lecture on a very relevant topic.
The officiating Dean Faculty of Arts Prof Syed Mohammad Hashim said that Bhakti movement had a remarkable influence on the development of Hindi literature.
The Program was conducted by Prof Shambhunath which was attended by large gathering of AMU faculty and students.
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Related PicturesAMU PVC Prof Ahtar Haseeb and Prof Nand Kishore Pnadey with faculty members at University Extension Lecture
PVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb speaking at the Dept of Hindi programme
Prof Akhtar Haseeb releasing Urdu Hindi dictionary with faculty members and guests