London Ginans Conference: Many Speakers, Many Ginans to Recite, Arts display by Artist Hamida Madhani, later arts works to display at The Institute of Ismaili Studies

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The Association for the Study of Ginans is holding it’s Ginan Conference at the Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, London on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2011.

This event follows the very successful 3-day conference held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada during April/May 2011.

 The Speakers

Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

Professor F. ‘Nalini’ Delvoye

Mr Sadrudin Hassam

Mrs Rashida Noormohamed Hunzai

Professor Balvant S Jani

Mr Bashir Ladha

Dr Fateh-Al i M Ladhani

Artist Hamida Madhani

Mr Nizar Mawani

B.Pharm  Dr Otambek Mastibekov

 Dr Diana Steigerwald

Mr Mohan Devraj Thontya

Mr Zahir Virani


To read the profiles of above speakers click the
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Visit also the Homepage

http://www.ginans.org/

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Association for the Study of Ginans

International Ginan Conference

Holiday Inn Hotel Brentford Lock, London TW8 8GA

Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2011

PROGRAMME

Saturday 29th October 2011

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Welcome – Professor Francoise Mallison

09.05 House-keeping and Program – Raheem Karim

09.10 Tilawat al-Quran –

09.10 Venti – Saahebji tu more man bhaave –

Conference Session One: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Amira Chilvers

09.15 Keynote Speaker: Mr Zahir Virani (London, UK)

– Preservation of Ginanic literature electronically

10.00 Mrs Hamida Madhani (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)

– From Art to Spirituality – A personal Journey

10.45 Dr Diana Steigerwald (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

– Ginans in Ismaili Theosophical History

11.30 *** Health break ***

11.45 Mr Sadrudin Hassam (London, UK)

– Gināns – Manual for Serious Learners

12.30 *** Lunch break ***

Conference Session Two: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Hushna Madhani

14.00 Keynote Speaker: Professor F. ‘Nalini’ Delvoye (EPHE, Paris)

– Studying the Musical Aspects of Ginans as Song Texts: Revisiting the definitions of poet-composers, performers, musical modes and repertoires

14.45 Mr Bashir Ladha (London, UK)

– Search for Meaning and Meaning of Search: Spiritual Quest and Images in the Ginans

15.30 Dr Fateh-Ali M Ladhani (Health Sciences & Spiritual Sciences School of Consciousness, Rutherford University)

– Ginans – Derivation of Omniscience, Spirituality, Biopsychosocial and Neuropsychotherapeutic paradigms

16.15 Summation and Question & Answer

16.30 Vote of thanks – Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

EXHIBITION BY: Hamida Madhani and Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

Artworks specially commissioned for the Conference by Hamida and historical photographs by Amy; later to be displayed at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Khuda Hafiz

EVENING – Ginan Recital: Recitation of Ginans and Garba with music


Sunday 30th October 2011

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Welcome – Shahenaz Lalani

09.05 House-keeping and Program – Musa Sheikh

09.10 Venti – Jirewala dhanare ghadi – Anis Attenborough

Conference Session Three: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Parin Somani

09.15 Keynote Speaker: Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy (Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA)

– Piety Performed and Visualized: Devotional Sung Poetry, Paintings, and Textiles of Shi’a Imami Ismailis (Khojas) of South Asia

10.00 Mrs Rashida Hunzai (London, UK)

– The Holy Qur’an in the Ginanic Literature – an Initial Exploration

10.45 Mr Mohan Devraj Thontya (Karachi, Pakistan)

– Barmati panth

11.15 *** Health break ***

11.30 Mr Nizar Mawani B.Pharm (London, UK)

– The concept of Personal Spiritual Search conveyed in the Ginan ‘Ho jire maaraa ha(n)saa’ by Pir Sadardin

12.00 Dr Otambek Mastibekov (Aga Khan University-ISMC, London, UK)

– A Journey of Faith through Music: How Qasida Became a Sole Source for Teaching Religion in Badakhshan

12.30 *** Lunch break ***

Conference Session Four: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Parin Somani

14.00 Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India)

– Comparative Analysis of Satpanth Ismaili Ginans and Gujarati Bhajans of Bhakti Tradition

Association for the Study of Ginans – Annual General Meeting

14.45 Association for the Study of Ginans

a. Report for years 2007-10

b. Motion: Approval of the Constitution

c. Motion: Approval of the Financial Statements

d. Motion: Election of Office-bearers

e. Motion: Other

f. Speech by the Chairperson

15.45 *** Health break ***

16.00 Summation and Question & Answer

16.15 Vote of thanks – Islamshah Rahemtulla

Khuda Hafiz

Speakers and Title of Papers

  1. Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy (Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA)

– Piety Performed and Visualized: Devotional Sung Poetry, Paintings, and Textiles of Shi’a Imami Ismailis (Khojas) of South Asia

  1. Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India)

– Comparative Analysis of Satpanth Ismaili Ginans and Gujarati Bhajans of Bhakti Tradition

  1. Mr Bashir Ladha (London, UK)

– Search for Meaning and Meaning of Search: Spiritual Quest and Images in the Ginans

  1. Dr Diana Steigerwald (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

– Ginans in Ismaili Theosophical History

  1. Dr Fateh-Ali M Ladhani (Health Sciences & Spiritual Sciences School of Consciousness, Rutherford University)

– Ginans – Derivation of Omniscience, Spirituality, Biopsychosocial and Neuropsychotherapeutic paradigms

  1. Professor F. ‘Nalini’ Delvoye (EPHE, Paris)

– Studying the Musical Aspects of Ginans as Song Texts: Revisiting the definitions of poet-composers, performers, musical modes and repertoires

  1. Mrs Hamida Madhani (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)

– From Art to Spirituality – A personal Journey

  1. Mr Mohan Devraj Thontya (Karachi, Pakistan)

– Barmati panth

  1. Mr Nizar Mawani B.Pharm (London, UK)

– The concept of Personal Spiritual Search conveyed in the Ginan ‘Ho jire maaraa ha(n)saa’ by Pir Sadardin

  1. Dr Otambek Mastibekov (Aga Khan University-ISMC, London, UK)

– A Journey of Faith through Music: How Qasida Became a Sole Source for Teaching Religion in Badakhshan

  1. Mrs Rashida Hunzai (London, UK)

– The Holy Qur’an in the Ginanic Literature – an Initial Exploration

  1. Mr Sadrudin Hassam (London, UK)

– Gināns – Manual for Serious Learners

  1. Mr Zahir Virani (London, UK)

– Preservation of Ginanic literature electronically

Association for the Study of Ginans

GINAN RECITATION

Saturday 29th October 2011

19.00 Registration

19.30 Buffet Dinner

20.15 Guests to commence taking seats

Welcome speech Mohamed Moledina

House-keeping Parin Somani

MC ZainabRahemtulla

Gist of Ginans Nadia Valliani

1. Ginan Zakiyaa Jiwa Kalapat jalapat maayaa e mohi

2. Ginan Fareeha Noorani Darasan dio moraa naath

3. Qasida Saeeda Abbas Ala, aye Talib-i wahdat hami: Imam ‘Abd al-Salām

4. Ginan Salim Jakhra Gur Divaa gur chaadunaa (unpublished)

5. Munajat Nadim Pabani Ya Ali khub majaalas jinat karake

6. Kalaam e Mowla Shenaz Shamji Aap manakaa kahyaa na kariye-Daastaan Manakaa

7. Anant Akhado Zahra Boyd Ashaji Sa(n)dhyaa velaa tame mat koi chhuko

8. Saloko Naano Rehemat Somani Piyu piyu to sab jug kare

9. Ginan/ music Durri Lalani Me(n) vaari vaari (unpublished)

10. Ginan/ music Lailanaz Taj Satagur tani sikhaaman saachi

21.30 Health break

Briefing for Sunday Chairperson: ‘Ginan Uncle’ Mr Pyarali Jiwa

11. Chogadiyo Laila Aziz Tini vire jiu(n) umedu(n) aasu(n) puniu(n)

12. Ginan Gulshan Dewji Bhaio bharame na bhulie

13. Ginan Shaista Kerai Ek tirath vedhadaa

14. Ginan Roshni Patel Goon teraa saami raajaa

15. Ginan Jaferali Surmawalla Jug maa(n)he sirevaa kisikire ho

16. Granth Amirali Panjwani Imam Shah ginanaj boliyaa

17. Ginan Mohamed Mitha Aavine besone gothadi kariye

18. Moti Venti Shinatta Patel Adam aad Nirinjan

19. Garbi/ garbo Lead: Yasmin Jaffer Pir naachine ka(n)the ginanare

Vote of thanks Islamshah Rahemtulla

20. Garbi/garbo Lead: Eshrat Lalani Cheto cheto (n)chal chetiyaare lol

21. Garbi/ garbo Lead: Farzana Moti Aaj aana(n)d paameaa man ke

Garba music Jafarali /Laila/Amin Paachhamathi Shahanaa dal aavase

Midnight Khuda Hafiz

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