Opening Day

All LLF events are open to the public. Attendees are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Return of the Native,
Art exhibition at the Rohtas 2 Gallery,
156, Block G, Model Town, Lahore

Saturday, Feb. 23

Politics and Culture: Past and Present
Tariq Ali with Omar Waraich
9:30-10:30 a.m., Hall I,
Alhamra Art Center, Mall Road, Lahore

The Holy Warrior and the Enemy (1958-2008):
Film, News Media, and Music in Frontline Pakistan
Hameed Haroon with Hasan Zaidi
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Hall III

A Sense of Place
Daniyal Mueenuddin, Ebba Koch, Jeet Thayil, and H. M. Naqvi
10:45-11:45 a.m., Hall I

Chinaman, the Legend of Pradeep Mathew
Shehan Karunatilaka with Owen Bennett Jones
10:45-11:45 a.m., Hall II

The Blind Man’s Garden
Nadeem Aslam with Declan Walsh
12-1 p.m., Hall I

Globalization of Pakistan’s Literature
Daniyal Mueenuddin, Moni Mohsin,
and Musharraf Ali Farooqi with Aysha Raja
12-1 p.m., Hall II

Pakistan, a Modern Country?
Ayesha Jalal, Francis Robinson, and Tariq Ali
with Owen Bennett Jones
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall I

On Satire
Mohammed Hanif, Moni Mohsin, Shazaf F. Haider,
and Shehan Karunatilaka with William Dalrymple
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall II

Translating Faiz
Mahmood Jamal with Raza Rumi
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall III

Aspiring Writers
Anam Zakaria, Haroon Khalid,
and Kanza Javed with Afia Aslam
2:30- 3:30 p.m., Foyer, Hall I

Lahore in Literature
Bapsi Sidhwa, Ebba Koch, Intizar Hussain,
and Pran Nevile with Rafay Alam
3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall I

National Narratives
Basharat Peer, Owen Bennett Jones, Sarah Singh,
and Urvashi Butalia with Khaled Ahmed
3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall II

Polemics of Time and Space I
Amin Jaffer and Dina Bangdel
3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall III

The Courtesan in Literature:
From Umrao Jan to Gohar Jan
Afzal Ahmed Syed, Musharraf Ali Farooqi,
Navid Shahzad, and Zehra Nigah with Mira Hashmi
5-6 p.m., Hall I

Literature of Resistance
Basharat Peer, Lyse Doucet, Mohammed Hanif,
and Selma Dabbagh with Ali Dayan Hasan,
video message from Arundhati Roy
5-6 p.m., Hall II

Polemics of Time and Space II
Quddus Mirza, Amin Jaffer, Rashid Rana,
Naazish Ataullah, and Dina Bangdel with Salima Hashmi
5-6 p.m., Hall III

Zehra Nigah: Verse and Translation
The poetess with Intizar Hussain and Samina Rahman
6:15-7:15 p.m., Hall I

Halqa-e-Arbab-Zauq with Aamir Faraz
and Nasreen Anjum Bhatti
7-8 p.m., Hall III

Nahid Siddiqui
9:30-10:30 p.m., Hall II

Sunday, Feb. 24

Future of Urdu Literature in the Punjab
Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi, Intizar Hussain, Asghar Nadeem Syed,
and Tehseen Firaqi with Ali Usman Qasmi
9:30-10:30 a.m., Hall I

Missing Stories
Mohammed Hanif with I. A. Rehman
9:30-10:30 a.m., Hall II

Commonwealth, Nationalism, Globalism:
Storytelling in the 21st Century
Jeet Thayil, Nadeem Aslam, and Shehan Karunatilaka
with Muneeza Shamsie
10:45-11:45 a.m., Hall I

Narrative Forms in Urdu Fiction and Poetry
Afzal Ahmed Syed, Ali Akbar Natiq, Khalid Toor,
and Musharraf Ali Farooqi with Ali Madeeh Hashmi
10:45-11:45 a.m., Hall II

The Discreet Charm of Vina
Noor-Zehra Kazim with Nasreen Rehman
10:45-11:45 a.m., Hall III

Ayesha Jalal with Ali Sethi
12-1 p.m., Hall I

Out of It
Selma Dabbagh with Aysha Raja
12-1 p.m., Hall II

Women’s Voices
Muneeza Shamsie with Faiza S. Khan
12-1 p.m., Hall III

Children’s Literature Today
Baela Jamil, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, and Nina Fite with Afia Aslam
12-1 p.m., Outdoors

“How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia”
Mohsin Hamid with Quddus Mirza
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall I

Writing Daughter of the East:
The Legacy of Political Autobiographies
Linda Bird Francke with Victoria Schofield
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall II

The Story of Begum Hazrat Mahal
Kanize Mourad with Rashed Rahman
2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall III

Discovering Pakistan’s English Poetry
Athar Tahir, Syeda Henna Babar Ali, Khaled Ahmed, Navid Shahzad,
and Samina Rahman with Ahmed Rashid
3:45-5:15 p.m., Hall I

Beyond Veil
Tehmina Durrani with Shahid Zahid
3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall II

Architecture of Aesthetics and Urbanism
Ebba Koch, Kamil K. Mumtaz, and Nayyar Ali Dada
with Attiq Uddin Ahmed
3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall III

In Conversation with Bapsi Sidhwa
Moderated by Nasreen Rehman
5:30-6:30 p.m., Hall I

Cultures in Conflict
William Dalrymple and Ahmed Rashid
5-6 p.m., Hall II

Band, Baja, and LLF: Laal
7-7:45 p.m., Hall I

Band, Baja, and LLF: Qayaas
7:50-8:50 p.m., Hall I

The Office for Conservation and Cultural Outreach (OCCO) hosted a two-day exhibit on Lahore at the Alhamra Art Center. The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) also hosted an interactive, multimedia, two-day exhibition at the Alhamra.