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OAKS presents ‘Zambeel Dramatic Readings’

By Our Correspondent
November 20, 2023
This image released on November 11, 2023, shows a poster of Zambeel Dramatic Readings. — Facebook/Zambeel Dramatic Readings
This image released on November 11, 2023, shows a poster of Zambeel Dramatic Readings. — Facebook/Zambeel Dramatic Readings

LAHORE: OLD Associates of Kinnaird Society (OAKS) in collaboration with Mashmool presented ‘Zambeel Dramatic Readings,’ a fusion of literature, performance, and immersive storytelling, at Hladia Hall, Kinnaird College.

The event commenced with an opening note by the Principal of Kinnaird College Prof Dr Rukhsana David and Amna Omar, President OAKS. Notables among the attendees included Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal, former governor Shahid Hamid, Moneeza Hashmi and others. Two stellar performances graced the evening, including Ghoonghat by Ismat Chughtai and Nazaara Darmiyaan Hai by Quratulain Hyder.

Asma Mundrawala skillfully brought Chughtai's exploration of pride and arrogance overshadowing personal relationships to life. The narrative, both humorous and profoundly reflective, delved into the superficiality of traditions and customs.

The second performance unfolded Hyder's tale of love and betrayal in Bombay, offering a nuanced exploration of the characters' lives through the lens of the housemaid Tara Bai.