Urdunama Special: Do You Know the Real Dastaan-e-Gandhi?
On this special edition of Urdunama, we bring you Dastaan-e-Gandhi, the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India and his journey from being an ordinary man to the man India calls ‘Mahatma’.
On this special edition of Urdunama, we bring you Dastaan-e-Gandhi, the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India and his journey from being an ordinary man to the man India calls ‘Mahatma’.(Image: Altered by The Quint)

Urdunama Special: Do You Know the Real Dastaan-e-Gandhi?

Have you heard the Dastaan-e-Gandhi?

Dastaan’ means ‘story’. Gandhi means....well...Mahatma Gandhi. The '-e-' in ‘Dastan-e-Gandhi’ means ‘of’, that’s used to join these two words.

On this special edition of Urdunama, we bring you Dastaan-e-Gandhi, the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India and his journey from being an ordinary man to the man India calls ‘Mahatma’.

To the uninitiated, a dastaan is a verbally recited epic that has its origins in dastangoi – a 13th century storytelling artform performed by a skilled dastango (storyteller).

Dastaan-e-Gandhi was performed by dastango Firoz Khan and written by Danish Iqbal.

We spoke to Danish Iqbal on this podcast.

Also Read : A Dastango Tells the Dastaan of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return to India 

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