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Ektara video magazine
January 2018

(See the list of previous issues)

A very happy new year. In 2018, we begin the third year of Ektara, the online video magazine of history, society and culture of India and South Asia. We hope our stories and interviews will entertain and inspire you, and arouse your appetite for more about our rich and diverse pasts. Ektara magazine comes out once every two months. We need your support to keep it running.

In this new issue, we bring you the following short videos and segments:

1. Kausar Munir and Mukul Kesavan: The language Bombay cinema speaks? Part 1
2. Zari and Zardozi crafts of India (online resources)
3. Featured video: History of Science - Islamic and Early Medieval Science
4. Society concerns: Campaign against traffic noise in India

1. Kausar Munir and Mukul Kesavan:
The language Bombay cinema speaks? Part 1
Panel discussion as part of the international conference on the Popular Culture of Urdu Language held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (8-10 September 2017). Discussion facilitated by Rana Safvi. 3-day conference supported by IFA, Bangalore.

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2. Zari and Zardozi crafts of India (online resources)
Gold and silver embroidery styles traditionally made on dresses in some towns of India and elsewhere are known as Zardozi. This embroidery work has traditionally been a specialty of towns like Lucknow, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Delhi, Agra, Kashmir, Mumbai, Ajmer and Chennai, among others. We bring you some useful links about zardozi craft, compiled by Shaista Anwar Khan >>

3. Featured video: History of Science - Islamic and Early Medieval Science
In a video about interpreting the Islamic manuscripts at the University of Oklahoma Libraries, Dr. Kerry Magruder, an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Science talks about the understanding of medical sciences in Islamic history.

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4.
Society concerns: Campaign against traffic noise in India
In India's towns and cities, the most common source of noise pollution is the honking of cars and motorcycles. For a healthy and progressive society, we need to curb factors that create much of this noise. One of them is the motorcycles whose 'silencer' has been removed to create extra thumping sound for a macho affect. Please join our campaign to curb this menace. >>

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