FOR THE LOVE OF URDU

It’s got tehzeeb, romance and nuance, drawing a growing number of urban Indians to it. The mehfils and baithaks are filling up

BY BENITA FERNANDO
benita.f@livemint.com
Leisure


It’s on a Tuesday evening in January, under a canopy of incandescent bulbs, that I receive my first lesson in Urdu: the difference between alcohol and mirages. I am part of a small mehfil gathered in the courtyard of Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai. People...

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