The house of Najam Hussain Sayeed in Lahore hosted a weekly sangat (meeting) for over three decades where poetry is sung and recited and discussions took place connecting literature and poetry to contemporary social realities. Anhad Baja Bajey follows the deliberations of one such sangat session in Lahore to argue that engagement with literature and poetry is a long subcontinental tradition which has sustained despite opposition from state and religious authorities. Borrowing its title from a poem by Baba Bulleh Shah, the fi lm indicts the religious compartmentalization of Punjabi literature in the wake of Partition. It underlines the syncretic and pluralist heritage of the language and its literature.
Duration: 35 Mins