The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies supports events that increase awareness of the history and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations, and values diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding. Events listed here originate from a variety of campus units and community organizations. The listing of an event does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein.
For information on how to advertise events on the Center’s listserv or calendar, please click here.
To browse upcoming events by location or category, please click here.
Full list of events from current academic year: click here.
- This event has passed.
Cultural Event: Urdu Majlis on Meera Bai
September 18, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us via Zoom for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle’s Literary Forum, on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The featured poet is Meera Bai (1498-1547).
The collected poetry of Meera Bai is available in Urdu script on Rekhta.org in an ebook “Prem Vani” (https://rekhta.org/authors/meera-bai). Her works in Hindi script are widely available on the Internet. In the first half of the meeting we will share works by the featured poet. In the second half, you are invited to share your original work or poems by your favorite poets. This event is in Urdu.
Meeting ID: 971 1289 9892
Dial-in option: Find your local number.
Co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the South Asia Section of the UNC Department of Asian Studies. Urdu Majlis is an intellectual endeavor with no political or religious affiliations. For more information call: Afroz Taj 919-851-1119 / 919-999-8192; Seema and Ashraf Faruqi 919-596-4792.