qawwali

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Manidipa Singha
  Qawwali, as a Sufi musical tradition, has traveled through time and has seen significant changes in terms of space and structure. In the Indian subcontinent four major Sufi Tariqas (orders) have formed a strong base, these are: Chistiya, Qadiriya, Suhrawardiyya and Naqshbandiya. Amongst these…
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Avishek Ghosh
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Avishek Ghosh
  ‘Being a pilgrim at Ajmer Sharif Will bear the same fruit as visiting Mecca At the Dargah (mausoleum) of our beloved Khwaja O naive soul, keep chanting the name of Allah’   The lines above are translated and quoted from a Bengali qawwali song released in 2004 in the album Bharat Tirtha sung by…
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Avishek Ghosh
Qawwali is a form of devotional music of the Sufis, practiced in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a fusion of the Persian musical tradition qawl and the tarana form of Indian dhrupad as well as dhamar. Besides traditional compositions in the Arabic, Persian and Hindvi, the use of regional…
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