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Ektara India is a group of media and arts professionals based in Delhi, India, involved in many activities
of culture, arts, research and peacemaking. We have been producing well known documentary films,
music albums, multimedia and books, besides managing cultural events, academic symposia, and exhibitions.

Khayal Darpan
World-acclaimed musical documentary >>

Muslim Devotinal Art in India
A pictorial history of India's popular Islamic art >>

Ektara's popular workshops on appreciating
Sufi music and qawwali >>

Dosti ka Paigham: An audio CD by Yogendra Jawadekar and family - a message of love for friends across the border.

See video: 'Haq Maula', Dhruv Sangari & The Humble Mystic, Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2

Heritage walk at Nizamuddin basti

Ektara India is interested in:

Promoting music, culture, cinema, theatre and the arts via audio, video, Internet, print and other media, besides live events, workshops, seminars and exhibitions.

Collaborating with artistes and performers globally, and in the Indian subcontinent.

Encouraging and strengthen the cause of religious and social harmony, peace and tolerance by using cultural pluralism as a basic principle.

Preserving and documenting traditional arts by providing their practitioners with a platform to perform or exhibit.

Conducting and facilitating research in the arts and media, and network with academic institutions globally.

More details about Ektara

Appropriating Amir Khusrau to create versions of cultural identity in India and Pakistan (A lecture)

Cinema Qawwali - an archive-in-progress

Exhibition: Amir Khusrau - Between the Kings and the Masses, India Social Forum, New Delhi, 2006.

Ektara, literally meaning one string, is a traditional musical instrument played by folk musicians and mystics in much of
south Asia from Bengal to Afghanistan (in central Asia its called yek-tar). Ek tara can also mean ‘one star'.