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Founded in 2021, Gawan Academy is run by The Deccan Archive. Named after Khwaja Mahmud Gawan, the academy works to host dialogue and educate people by curating talks, workshops and panel discussions on various facets of the Deccan.

Upcoming Gawan Academy events:
Discovery of Secunderabad Heritage Walk
04 Dec, 8:30 am
Secunderabad

Workshops:

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Since its foundation in December 2021, Gawan Academy has conducted three Kaargaah E Urdu Poetry Workshops in Hyderabad city.The workshops are aimed at beginners as well as amateurs who wish to learn more about Urdu poetry forms. The workshops are conducted in heritage structures across the city and are led by Ray Ain Asrar.

Kaargaah e Urdu at Bhagwandas Bagh
Kaargaah e Urdu at Bhagwandas Bagh

Poet and Urdu scholar Ray Ain Asrar leading the Kaargaah e Urdu Workshop #1 at the Bhagwandas Bagh, Karwan.

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Kaargaah e Urdu at the Yusuf Tekri
Kaargaah e Urdu at the Yusuf Tekri

Ray Ain Asrar leading the workshop at the Yusuf Tekri, 27 March 2022.

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Kaargaah e Urdu #3 at Paigah Palace
Kaargaah e Urdu #3 at Paigah Palace

Ray Ain Asrar leads the workshop in the historic Paigah Palace in Begumpet.

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Kaargaah e Urdu at Bhagwandas Bagh
Kaargaah e Urdu at Bhagwandas Bagh

Poet and Urdu scholar Ray Ain Asrar leading the Kaargaah e Urdu Workshop #1 at the Bhagwandas Bagh, Karwan.

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Shaam e Aalamgeeri

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Shaam e Aalamgeeri
Shaam e Aalamgeeri

Participants at Lamakaan, 18 June 2022

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The Panelists
The Panelists

L to R, Sibghatullah Khan, Prof Adapa Satyanarayana, Maleeha Fatima, Ray Ain Asrar

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Shaam e Aalamgeeri
Shaam e Aalamgeeri

Panelists L to R, Sibghatullah Khan, Prof Adapa Satyanarayana, Maleeha Fatima, Ray Ain Asrar

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Shaam e Aalamgeeri
Shaam e Aalamgeeri

Participants at Lamakaan, 18 June 2022

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Shaam-e-Aalamgeeri was a panel discussion on the Mughal Sultan Aurangzeb by historians writers and scholars held at Lamakaan - an open cultural space. The session aims to be an unbiased discussion, in relevance with recent times including topics that cover his life, conquests, reign and politics. The discussion was chaired by Prof. Adapa Satyanarayana (Dept of History, OU), Maleeha Fatima, Ray Ain Asrar and Sibghatullah Khan.

To be updated soon.