Friday, 26 April 2013

Audio-visual presentation | Cultural Heritage of Sufi Nizamuddin Aulia in South Asia

Image courtesy of Yousuf Saeed
An audio-visual presentation by Yousuf Saeed

Moderated by 
Dr Gyanesh Kudaisya, Assoc. Prof, NUS South Asian Studies Programme  

Co-organised by  
Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore), NUS Museum and South Asia Studies Programme (NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences)

Date: Wed, 8 May 2013
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: NUS Museum

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The 14th century saint Nizamuddin Aulia and his disciple Amir Khusrau of Delhi, India, have remained popular legends for last over seven centuries through their poetry, music, anecdotes, and supposed spiritual power that seems to inspire the visitors to their combined shrine in the heart of New Delhi. This presentation will showcase examples of Khusrau’s poetry, musical compositions and cultural symbols still alive in India and Pakistan. The presentation also features the short film ‘Basant’ (12 mins) directed by Yousuf about the Sufi festival of spring being celebrated in the shrine of Nizamuddin Aulia.

Yousuf Saeed is a New Delhi based filmmaker, archivist and author whose documentary films such as Basant, The Train to Heaven, and Khayal Darpan have been screened the world over. He is also the author of the book Muslim Devotional Art in India (Routledge, 2012). Yousuf is also connected with Tasveer Ghar, a digital archive of South Asian popular visual culture.

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