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

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

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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.

(This podcast was first published on 1 October 2019. It has been reposted from The Quint’s archives on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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