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World of khusrau

Aalam-e-Khusrau, a pivotal component of Hazrat Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative pioneered by Aga Khan Trust for Culture with support from the Ford Foundation and in partnership with Archaeological Survey of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Central Public Works Department, has successfully completed several projects since September 2009. Through research, documentation, audio visual exhibition and scholarship projects, it hopes to bring forth a deeper and richer understanding of the legacy and relevance of Khusrau in this day and age. At the same time, the projects objectives are to develop diverse platforms for the works of Amir Khusrau to be assimilated as the cultural heritage of the region, in general, and Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti in particular.
Festival
Jashn-e-Khusrau is an event of Aalam-e-Khusrau – which seeks to document the multifarious contribution of this legendary figure in the field of music – from the popular qawwali and folk music genres to Hindustani classical music and contemporary interpretations. read more >>
Discussions
A series of gatherings of scholars, musicians, writers, poets, khuddam (custodians of Dargah) and select members of the community continues to gather to discuss the work and contribution of Amir Khusrau in the aforementioned fields. Through this medium of moderated discussions, read more >>
Archives
Assuming the larger geographical area of Amir Khusrau’s influence in Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the documentation unit of the project has been identifying and recording oral histories and performed repertoires of Amir Khusrau. Apart from Qawwali, the performed read more >>
Research
The research submissions by the Wazifa fellows were as below.
1. Historical value of Amir Khusrau’s works
2. Hindavi Poetry and its resources of Amir Khusrau
3. Annotated catalogue of the manuscripts of Amir Khusrau
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Scholarship
Scholarship was given to three musician/s to acquire different aspects of performed traditions of Amir Khusrau than what they have been already trained at. Each pair consisted of a disciple/s paired with a guru.Guru Murlidhar Prasad, Delhi with Gulshan Ara from Hazaribagh. The focus of their learning read more >>
Exhibition
The programme will culminate with the creation of a
travelling multimedia exhibition on Amir Khusrau. Drawing on the research and documentation carried out during the course of the programme, it will illustrate an indepth understanding
of the man and his work in the field of music read more >>