THE SEVENTH WISH
Jinns/Genies are believed to be spirits made of smokeless fire. They live longer than humans and thus, they can elongate and preserve historical memory. But are they real? Rekhti poetry was written from the early 18th to late 19th century cities of Lucknow and Delhi. It explicitly talked about the desires of women but was written by men. Were those desires real? ‘The Seventh Wish’ looks at the denounced Rekhti poetry through its survivors- Jinns and desires.