Staff Reporter | TDN World

Kolkata – ‘Calcutta University Alumni-Students Coordination Council’ held an International virtual conference on “Contemporary Arabic Plays”. The conference started on 4th September, on the eve of Teacher’s day, and ended on Sunday, September 6.

The conference was launched with recitation of holy Quran. Prof. Dr. M Ishrat Ali, founding member and advisor to the ‘Calcutta University Alumni-Students Coordination Council’, addressed the inaugural speech.

In his keynote speech Dr. Sanaullah Nadhvi, professor of Aligarh Muslim University, said,”Concept of drama in Arabic literature had been prevalent in ancient time. The tradition can be observed in the Quranic style of narration. Though, it is true that under western literary influences Arabic plays have assimilated some modern elements. These dramas played pivotal role in the development of human civilization, as well as to unite and educate people against oppressions, and in bringing revolutions.”

In the first day of the conference Dr. Fatima Barjukani, Kharazmi University, Tehran, elaborated over the fetures of Arabic drama at its early stages in the oriental countries – i.e. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey.

Dr. Safa al-Batti, professor at Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis, talked at length over the topic – “Saadallah Wannous : A proponent behind the resise of political plays”. Other prominent speakers include, Dr.Ahma Mohammed Ahmad, Abdur Rahman al-Kazi, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.

The three-day long conference was presided by Dr. Abdul Kader, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Prof. Dr Abdul Kalam Muhammad SasulAlam, Rajsahi University, Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Muiduddin al-Quti, Calicut, kerala, including hundreds of other dignitaries from countries like morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, America have attended the confernce.

‘Calcutta University Alumni-Students Coordination Council’ is known for its humanitarian works. It organises seminar, conference, symposioum for curbing unepmloyment, to discuss development in the higher studies fields. It is also working relentlessly to promote and expand the Arabic language. The council also undertakes several initiatives – like iftar-party – to promulgate peace and harmony between different communities.