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Jahan-e-Khusrau festival reiterates the core message of the syncretic faith

Sufism, which is about looking inward, has no one language, no one definition. It transcends sects, disciplines, forms and expressions.

Veenu Sandhu 

The ruins of Arab ki Sarai in the Humayun’s Tomb complex, across the road from Sunder Nursery, are once again reverberating with the sound of Sufi music.

The sarai (hostelry, or inn) built in the 1560s by Humayun’s widow Hamida Banu Begum for the 300 Arabs she had brought with her from Mecca, has often been the chosen venue for Jahan-e-Khusrau since 2001, when the three-day annual Sufi music festival first began. Held to commemorate the death anniversary of one of medieval India’s most celebrated poet-musician-scholars, Amir Khusrau, whose resting place in the ...

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First Published: Sat, March 07 2020. 00:31 IST
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