Urdu’s first ever online audio library is on its way to preserve the masterpieces of Pakistan’s national language in audio form.
Tasneef Haider from Dehli took the responsibility and started recording the famous Urdu stories, to provide a listening experience to connoisseurs of this sweet language, reported BBC Urdu.
Tasneef Haider and his companions record the memorable stories and upload them on a Youtube channel Adbi Duniya. They intend to lay down the foundation of an audio library that would ensure the availability of Urdu literature in audio form.
Urdu poetry has already found a successful place in the shape of poetic symposiums since centuries, those who loved to hear the verses of love, pain, loneliness, life, freedom, praise and many other emotions in the form of a unique style of poets attended such gatherings.
We are very well familiar with eloquent Urdu verse reciters like Zia Mohyeddin who knew the art of enchanting his listeners by reading the Noon Mem Rashid’s poems like Hassan Koozagar and imparting more liveliness to the witty prose of famous humor writer Patras Bukhari in his vibrant and heart throbbing voice.
Tasneef has already recorded the works of critically acclaimed and epic writers like Saadat Hassan Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Majeed Amjad, Nayer Masood, Opinder Nath Ashk and many others. He wants the fluent readers to recite the prose, like pieces of fiction, novels, and poetry to send their audio recordings so that they could be a part of the audio library.
In the present time, where millennials love to deal with technology and gadgets instead of preferring to mess up with heavy books, such steps are indeed a way to pass on a vast heritage of Urdu literature to the next generation. Just imagine Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Bano Qudsia, Ashfaq Ahmad, Mumtaz Mufti and many known authors preserved within smartphone of a youngster and echoing through their headphones in vibrant voices.
Literature has to pass through certain revolutions with the passage of time and new adaptations buTec the old one should never fade away because it was recorded n a medium that was never friendly for the generations to come.