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Ektara video magazine
January 2020

(See the list of previous issues)

Welcome to 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 has completed four years of existence. It 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. Mo ko kahan dhoonde re bande, Dr.Subhendu Ghosh sings Kabir
2. History of Census in India: Online Resources
3. New features on Tasveer Ghar (The Muslim Other, Lions of Islam, Sanatogen ads)

1. Mo ko kahan dhoonde re bande, Dr.Subhendu Ghosh sings Kabir
Dr.Subhendu Ghosh, a Delhi University professor and a Hindustani vocalist, sings Sant Kabir's bhajan 'Mo ko kahan dhoonde re bande...' (Where do you look for me, man? I am within you.)

2. History of Census in India: Online Resources

While debates and protests are going on in India about new laws on citizenship and population register (2019-20), we bring a list of resources and links on how and when were the first population census were conducted in India. Visit here >>

3. New features on Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures

The following new visual essays appeared on Tasveer Ghar under its 'Manly Matters' series:

The Muslim ‘Other’: Figures of Evil and Charisma from Popular Visual Culture in India

Author : Deepa Sreenivas

Lions of Islam: Symbols of Masculine Power in the Devotional Art of India and Pakistan

Author : Yousuf Saeed

Modern Masculinity, Bought at Your Local Pharmacist: The Tonic Sanatogen in 20th-Century Indian Advertisements

Author : Margrit Pernau

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