Monthly Archives: March 2008

Review: Jodha Akbar

The facile treatment of history and its interpretative variants make the film a disappointment Continue reading

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Kunjali Marakkar

Story of a 16th century Muslim naval chief from Kerala resisting Portugese advances in Indian territory. Continue reading

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The 500th Post

500th post at the blog and the issue of different Ramayana narratives. Continue reading

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Many Rams – Many Ramayanas

RSS wants everyone to believe in a particular Ramayana narrative glossing over the reality. Continue reading

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Invitation: Performance Traditions Among The Indian Muslims

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Cordially invites you to an eight day event Continue reading

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My Travels to Delhi

Delhi’s present day chaos cannot belittle its grand past, which created a civilisation and shaped the contours of Indo-Muslim identity Continue reading

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Death Of A Patriot

In 1947 while other princes of Junagarh were opting for Pakistan, Imamuddin Khan Babi chose India. Continue reading

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“Begum” Was Waiting, But Master Never Returned

Remembering Ustad Bismillah Khan who was born 92 years ago on this day. Continue reading

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Holi’s Muslim History

Though Holi may be a Hindu festival it has a Muslim history too. Continue reading

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Prophet Mohammed And The Mystics

Remembering Prophet Mohammed on his birthday through the eyes of Sufis. Continue reading

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