The Urdu Project began as a fascination for the Urdu script. This fascination led to the discovery of a larger culture surrounding the language.
Conceived on the Indian subcontinent, the Urdu language was born of necessity, bridging two disparate cultures so seamlessly that it coalesced into an entirely new one. Stemming from this zubaan – e – mualla or language of the camp is one of the greatest artistic and literary traditions in the world. This documentary aims to explore the stories of this culture, where it came from, and what it lent to.
Filmmaker, Visual Artist
Aastha Gupta studied film at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is an avid music, poetry, history and chai enthusiast
Jonty Paul, while studying film and physics at the Fergusson College Pune, voraciously consumes all things science and culture in his free time
Visual Artist, Writer
Prateek Shankar, a visual artist, attended the
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi &
loves to create in the spaces between disciplines