Shulay Maraka: Annual Mehfil-e-Mushaira Held in Ganish Hunza


Ustaad Sherbaz Khan Hunzai at Shulay Maraka Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Ganish Hunza

The annual Mehfil-e-Mushahira under title “Shulay Maraka” was held in Ganish in the central Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan. A number of famed poets, lyricists and literature enthusiasts participated in the event on a rainy evening in the historic town of Ganish. The event was part of annual celebrations of Karawan-e-Adab, one of the largest and currently operational literary society in the Hunza valley.

Shulay Maraka Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Ganish Hunza
Burushaski poets reciting their poems at Shulay Maraka held in Ganish, Hunza

The event started with poem recitations by upcoming poets. Later, artists like Sherbaz Khan, Zulfiqar Ali Barcha, Wasim Abbas, Aftab Ilmi, Ikram Najmi, Arif Hussain, Irfan Ali Irfan Hunzai and many others recited their fresh poems and Ghazals.

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The program was followed by refreshment for the guests and participating poets. Later, a meeting was held to discuss a formal establishment of a literary society in Hunza to promote Burushaski writers and poets.

Shulay Maraka VideosKutz Kutz Kutz Kutz Bes Meibaan – Zulfiqaar Barcha

Kursi – Wasim Abbas

Videos with thanks to Ikram Najmi of Sujo Hunzo.


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