The Lahore Arts Council will digitise scripts of over 500 performs staged at Alhamra among Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Nineties, except introducing an e-library featuring four,000 books in English and Urdu on a bunch of subjects.

The data at Alhamra art Centre include uncommon audio, video, gramophone, script and classical music collections and invitation playing cards to exhibitions. A gramophone from the early ‘60s on show has been utilized in several plays for the reason that ‘70s; it become used again in extra current plays as well together with Manto.


a fairly proper series of video cassettes providing dramas, programmes and musical evenings are also a treasured asset inside the data, which incorporates plays staged at Alhamra with the aid of main names along with Athar Shah Khan, Munir Raj, Imtiaz Ali Taj, Subhani Bayunus, Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and lots of others. It additionally includes an extraordinary collection of performs which includes Mirza Ghalib Bandar road Par, Khatra 440 Volt, Ulti Seedhi, Anarkali and plenty of other popular plays staged through early ‘70s to overdue ‘90s. Amongst them have been also English performs which include Julius Caesar, King Lear and Macbeth.

a group of 1,500 audio cassettes of programmes and performs staged at Alhamra together with Hobson’s preference, Hansna Mana Hai, Mian Bivi Chor and lots of extra is also part of the archives. In addition they include memorable musical shows along with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s display at Alhamra in 1996, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan’s 1991 musical evening, Abida Parveen’s display in 2000 etc.

there is also a group of press clippings and articles featuring famend performing and visual artists in addition to invitation playing cards to unique visible art exhibitions including Lahore present day painting Exhibition 1971, Kutub Sheikh Exhibition of art work 1975.

additionally a part of the documents is a gramophone collection presenting instrumental and vocal performances of Ustad Ravi Shankar, Naushad Ali, Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, Naseem Begum and other main singers of the technology.

Lahore Arts Council government Director Athar Ali Khan told that the council become upgrading its records with the advent of an e-library and digitisation of over 500 scripts. He said the council’s documents contained precious belongings that had to be preserved for the generations to come. “It’s the golden records of Alhamra,” he delivered.

He similarly said that quickly rare images taken on special activities from the time the council was once known as Pakistan Arts Council would be displayed at an exhibition of grand occasions of the beyond at Alhamra.

at first published in sunrise, June twentieth, 2019