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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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 डा० मल्लिका बनर्जी: दीदी, सबसे पहले आज हम पूछेंगे कि दिल्ली घराने की उत्पत्ति कहाँ से हुई?   डा० कृष्णा बिष्ट: दिल्ली घराने की शुरुआत दो संगीतज्ञ भाई जो कि दिल्ली में रहते थे, हसन सावंत और बूला कलावंत द्वारा हुई। हसन सावंत सूफ़ी तबियत, धार्मिक प्रवृति के आदमी थे। इसलिए उन्होंने सूफ़ियों का संग किया…
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The article focuses on the life and works of Amir Khusrav, focusing on his literary and musical compositions.
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Sohail Hashmi
An interview with Sohail Hashmi on the history of Sufi settlements in Delhi, describing how people were drawn to Sufism because it was inclusive, adopted the language of the people, and laid stress on serving fellow beings rather than on ritual. Sufis were venerated for having superhuman abilities…
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Sufism is a buzzword these days with thousands of people looking for solace in Sufi music and meditation etc. Naturally, the Internet is flooded with all sorts of information and resources about Sufism that are quite sought after. But not everything maybe relevant for our purpose. We make a…
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Yousuf Saeed
Focus on Chishtiyah and Related Orders  Sufism is a fashionable term these days, especially among the urban elite who often assume that visiting a Sufi dargah (shrine), listening to qawwalis (form of devotional Sufi music) or reading the poetry of Rumi or Amir Khusrau is akin to becoming a Sufi, or…
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Yousuf Saeed
Tracing the history of Sufii thought and practice in northern India, and introducing the concepts underlying its literature
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