What is Ektara
Who are we
What we do
What we did so far
Workshops on Sufi music
Ektara's History Magazine
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.
Ektara video magazine >>
Musical documentary (watch full film) >>
Conference on Popular Culture of Urdu
Muslim Devotiona Art in India
An illustrated volume on religious
poster art and visual culture
Ektara India is interested in:
- Promoting peace, culture, cinema and the arts through 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.
Ektara's video magazine on India's history and arts
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'.