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Ektara video magazine
July 2017

(See the list of previous issues)

Welcome to the July 2017 issue of Ektara, the online video magazine of history, arts 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.

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

1. Meraj Ahmed Nizami qawwal: Toray bina mohay chayn nahin, Braj ke Nandlala
2. Kalighat Style of Paintings: online resources
3. Featured video: Prof. Bipan Chandra on Mahatma Gandhi
4. Ishtihar Tasveeren: Visual Culture of Early Urdu Magazines (Visual essay)

1. Meraj Ahmed Nizami qawwal: Toray bina mohay chayn nahin,
Braj ke Nandlala

Ustad (late) Meraj Ahmed Nizami of Dilli gharana and senior qawwal of the dargah of Nizamuddin Aulia performs two short songs here in Hindi: (1) Toray bina mohay chayn nahin, Braj ke Nandlala, and (2) Mosay naina mat modna, mein toray charan lagi re.

Kalighat painting

2. Kalighat Style of Paintings: online resources
Starting in 18th century, a new school of painting emerged in the Kalighat temple
area in Calcutta, and became one of the most popular forms of painting.

Here are some useful links about this style, compiled by Neha Sankhla
>>

3. Featured video: Prof. Bipan Chandra on Mahatma Gandhi
Lecture on "Gandhiji and Struggle against Social Injustice" given by eminent
historian (late) Prof. Bipin Chandra, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 137th birth anniversary (Gandhi Jayanti) in the Town Hall (Kaisersaal/Römer) at Frankfurt am Main/Germany on October 2, 2006.

4. Ishtihar Tasveeren: Visual Culture of Early Urdu Magazines
A visual essay at Tasveer Ghar, exploring the popular print culture of Urdu magazines in late 19th/early 20th century. Browse the essay here >>

 
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