India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is delighted to present Afterlife of Memories: The IFA Archive, as part of "Stage Talks" at The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2019, organised by Hyderabad Literary Trust and Government of Telangana, on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. As known since 1995, the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), an independent, not-for-profit, grant-making organization set up in 1993, it has supported over 540 projects in research, practice and education in the arts across the country.
This session will present the work of the foundation and the conception of the IFA Archive, its progress thus far, key milestones and expectations. The session will open with Daastan ek Talib ki (Story of a Seeker) a performance of Daastangoi by Kafeel Jafri. Daastangoi is a form of storytelling which was popular in the 13th century Arabic and Persian worlds and later adapted by Indian storytellers. This is a story about young people who set up a magical world where lives, artistic practices and quests of his many ancestors mesmerize him.