Monthly Archives: January 2008

The magic of Urdu poetry: Republic Day Mushaira

The magic of urdu poetry lives through the Republic Day Mushaira Continue reading

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A Strange Clinic

A strange clinic where illnesses are cured by slashing the body with blades. Continue reading

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Master Qawwal Jani Babu Is No More

The ‘Damadam Mast Qalandar’ and ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ qawwal is no more Continue reading

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Where Do Indian Muslims Go From Here?

Problems faced by 140 million strong Indian Muslim community and the historical perspective. Continue reading

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A Mis-spelt Name And Some Nostalgia

Nostalgia of growing up as an Assamese Muslim in Assam Continue reading

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Blog Launched on Madarsa Reforms

I have luanched a new blog on Madarsa reforms. Kindly visit and give your inputs Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin

Analyzing Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin and their convictions Continue reading

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Book Review: Tuhfat al-Mujahidin

Translation of one of the earliest extant historical treatises about the southern Indian state of Kerala. Continue reading

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Bilkis Bano: The Face of Courage

Bilkis Bano by her grit and determination has shown the real face of courage. Continue reading

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The Mystic Message of Tolerance

The true heritage of India is the astonishing mix of Muslim and Hindu thought through Sufi and Bhakti movements. Continue reading

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