LAMAKAAN LECTURE Sahir: In Love with Being Human
An interactive, audio-visual talk about Humanism in Sahir Ludhianvi’s poetry
Humanism is inherent to Sahir’s romanticism. Even amongst severe tempests of the heart, Sahir does not succumb to carnal desires of the flesh but remains devoted to duty. Interspersed with moving film songs, the lecture illustrates how Sahir’s romantic poetry is distinctly different since it maintains dignity even in the throes of sensuality.
A diehard humanist, Deepak Mahaan is a pioneering radio, TV and film professional whose creations have won accolades and awards at major channels and film festivals. An ardent admirer of Urdu-Hindi poets & lyricists, the long-standing film columnist of “THE HINDU” also unravels that despite limitations of film stories and situations, Sahir always rendered exquisite poetry to inspire the finest virtues of the human heart.
Mahaan’s spontaneous lectures on the same topic have been highly applauded at prominent platforms like Progressive Writers’ Forum, University of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Sahitya Foundation and University of Fraser Valley, Canada as well as several film and art societies.
Deepak Mahaan Documentary Filmmaker-Author-Columnist-Sports Commentator-Mentor www.deepakmahaan.com (M): 9414202090