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Guddu and Muniya (Rajesh Kumar and Nusrat) discuss the ethical questions raised by a story of a flood in a Madurai, as told in life-stories of Manikkavacakar, a ninth-century Saiva devotee from Tamil Nadu. Sahapedia is grateful to Bajaj Autos Pvt. Ltd. for the grant that made possible the…
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Rajesh Kumar and Nusrat Dastangoi (performers), Manish Tomer, Rajesh Kumar, Ankita Dubey (writers)
Stories about bhakti and tasawwuf (‘sufism’) are told in puranas, kirtans and malfuzat (conversations with Sufi pirs). Each teller adds something of her own. 'Suni Sunai' is a retelling of such stories inspired by the Hindustani tradition of dastangoi.    The stories here are taken from northern…
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