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Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

July 24, 2021

Feroz Shah Kotla fort was built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354, as the core of the new imperial capital of Firozabad in today’s south Delhi. However, with change of dynasties, Kotla fell into obscurity and it was only in the latter half of 20th century that it became rele...

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Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

May 8, 2021

“Ghar se masjid hai bahut door, chalo yun kar lein ki ek rote hue bachche ko hasaya jaye,” (Mosque is too far from home to offer prayers, instead, let’s make a crying child smile today), was written by late Uqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, popularly known as just ‘Nida Fazli’, ...

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Des dieux et des hommes

Des dieux et des hommes

December 10, 2018

Si la majorité de la population indienne est hindoue (environ 80%), le sous-continent abrite une multitude de pratiques religieuses. Certaines sont le fruit des migrations qu’a connues le pays, d’autres sont nées sur les bords du Gange. INDES dresse la carte d’identité d...

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The gracious fasting month of Ramadan

The gracious fasting month of Ramadan

June 7, 2018

  India is known for its diversity, unity, and integrity as it holds the value of varied cultures and gives everyone unique and different experiences. Each year blooms with a generous sprinkle of celebrations, which centres around the rituals of blessings, goodwill, excha...

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Urs – The Spirit of Devotion at Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia

Urs – The Spirit of Devotion at Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia

January 6, 2018

The festive season of Diwali, Christmas and New Year is followed by the festival of Urs, which memorialises the death anniversary of Sufi (a sect of Islam) saints by celebrating their lives. Located in the Indian capital New Delhi, the Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin is considered one o...

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World Sufi Forum 2016

World Sufi Forum 2016

March 23, 2016

Le Premier ministre indien, Narendra Modi, a souligné la nécessité de construire la paix et l’harmonie dans le monde, devant des centaines de personnes venues assister au World Sufi Forum 2016, le forum mondial sur le Soufisme, les 17 au 20 mars derniers, à New Delhi. P...

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World Sufi Forum 2016

World Sufi Forum 2016

March 22, 2016

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to build peace and harmony in the world, as hundreds of people attended the World Sufi Forum from March 17-20, 2016 in New Delhi. With an aim to strengthen global peace, stand against violence and spread spiritual messag...

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