Dastangoi is an ancient Urdu storytelling form. It was one of the most popular form of folk entertainment in Indian subcontinent till late 19th Century.
Dastan-e-Ameer Hamza is the most popular stories that is told in this form. In these stories, Ameer hamza’s friend Amar Aiyaar (Amar, the trickster) along with his other Aiyaar friends, fight the magicians of Afraasiyab, the villain, in a world of fantasies and magic, Tilism-e-hoshruba.
Though the main characters of the stories are Arab, Indian Dastangos made them quite Indian using the local language, anecdotes and characters.
Kafeel Jafri will be presenting one such Dastan full of trickery, fantasy, magic and comedy.