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Ektara video magazine
May 2019

(See the list of previous issues)

Greetings and a warm 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 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. Kaise bane sapnon ka Bharat - a video course on peace and tolerance
2. Buddha and Buddhism - list of online resources
3. Tasveer Ghar: Remaking Nepal's founder; Manly Matters workshop
4. From Ektara archive: Yakum Mai - Urdu poetry on Labour Day
5. Exhibition of Islamic Poster Art at Stony Brook University, NY (extended dates)

1. Kaise bane sapnon ka Bharat - How to make India of our dreams
A video course on how to reduce communal and caste prejudice in Indian society and how to stop violence and hate based on social discrimination. This is part 1 or introduction to the course. Please visit www.sapnonkabharat.com for more details. Watch/share this video on Facebook here.

Buddha and Buddhism

2. Buddha and Buddhism - list of online resources
In our series of web-resources, we bring a list of useful links and articles on Gautama Buddha
and Buddhism. See the list here >>

Tasveer Ghar

3. Tasveer Ghar announcements:
Visual essay:
Remembering and Remaking Nepal’s Founder: A Visual History of Prithvinarayan Shah by Dannah Dennis and Avash Bhandari
Event: Tasveer Ghar Workshop: Representations of Maleness in South Asian Popular Visual Practice, at the Duke University, Durham, NC, May 3-4, 2019.

4. From Ektara archive: Yakum Mai - Urdu poetry on Labour Day
Sadia Wahidi recites some Urdu couplets celebrating Yakum Mai (1st May) or Labour Day.

5: Exhibition: From Mecca to Sufi Shrines: Islamic Poster Art from South Asia
This exhibition started on 13 March 2019 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, and continues until the end of May 2019.
A 40-page full-colour mini-catalogue of these Islamic posters is available for sale.
Kindly check more details about the exhibit here >>

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