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Author & Educator

Date & Time

Sunday Sun, 1 Nov 2020

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

In the Western world, there are tens of researches and books are written on Pre Islamic Arabic Poetry. Though it is “Pagan” literature to today’s Arab Islamic world, these texts are much respected and are being read in academic curricula. This literature is secular and various aspects of human expressions were openly discussed without any restrictions.

The Pre Islamic Arab era is believed to be more democratic though it was lawless society. Poetry was one of their major aspects of living where celebrations on poetry were frequently happening.  Besides this, we could find tens of Post Modern aspects in this “pagan” era. The speaker shares his ideas on Pre Islamic Arab poetry through which light can be shed on the above said socio-cultural details of the era.


Kanakaraju Balasubramanyam

Author & Educator

An Indian writer, aspiring film maker; teaches English literature in one of the universities of Saudi Arabia; made couple of short movies, and published two short story collections as well. He writes fiction for leading Kannada newspapers and magazines regularly. Literature and cinema are his prime area.