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Sufi music, dance powerful tools to spread message of love in world: French scholars

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LARKANA: Two French scholars, who are conducting research on Sufism, music and culture of Pakistan, have said that Pakistani mystical singing and dancing are powerful tools to spread universal message of love, peace and tranquility in the world. Dr Pierre-Alain Boud, director of Arts Nomades, a non-profit research and promotion project, and Dr Alix Philippon, […]

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Eminent artists’ work put on display

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Islamabad – A group show featuring paintings and calligraphies by various eminent and emerging artists continues to attract the art lovers of the federal capital at Gallery6. The displayed items have various stunning art pieces by the artists including Khusro Sabzwari, Abid Hasan, Abdul Rahman Ghazi, Sara Khan and Chinese calligrapher Ibrahim. Born in Karachi, […]

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Social media can be a boon for Punjabi promotion

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LAHORE: Punjabi writers, poets and scholars have been exhorted to use the social media for promoting the Punjabi language in the wake of government’s apathy towards the cause. “Intellectuals, scholars, poets and writers present should make effective use of social media for popularisation of the Punjabi language by posting English translations of contemporary Punjabi writings […]

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Journalist, poet Anwer Pirzado remembered

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KARACHI: Speakers on the eighth death anniversary of poet and journalist Anwer Pirzado on Sunday discussed his multifaceted personality and his contribution to Sindhi literature in the form of poetry, journalism and investigation into the nuances of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry. “Basically, he was a lover of beauty, which he saw epitomised in Sindh […]

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History of Sufism in Sindh discussed

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KARACHI: An enlightening lecture on ‘Sufism in Sindh’ was delivered by eminent scholar Prof Dr Michel Boivin at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Tuesday evening. The talk was organised by the Endowment Fund Trust and the Mohatta Palace Museum. Dr Boivin stated at the outset that he was a historian by training. His talk was […]

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Asrar searching for sufism in times of pop

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By: Sher Khan LAHORE: Music artist Asrar, with his trademark sufi looks, recently released his own version of Amrita Pritam’s poem Waris Shah giving it a personal twist. There have been many renditions of the poem over the years and one wonders how these classics continue to resonate through generations with the same zeal. Asrar, […]

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