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Akbar

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music — Islam — Society and Culture — World History.

(b. 1542, r. 1556–1605)

Mughal emperor, known as ‘The Great’. He showed a constructive interest in

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Ghazal

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Islam — Society and Culture — Indian Music.

A variety of poetry written in Arabic and Persian. As a musical form, the ghazal has been in vogue in

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Society and Culture — Indian Music — Music.

b. 12 July 1948, Lyallpur (later renamed Faisalabad), Pakistan, d. 16 August 1997, London, England. One of the most popular

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Qawwālī

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Society and Culture — Islam — Society and Culture — Indian Music.

Qawwālī is the most popular genre of Ṣūf  ī music performed in South Asia. Originating in the Chishtī-Niẓāmī Ṣūfī order as

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Ramayana

Overview page. Subjects: Social and Cultural History — Indian Music — Religious Studies — History — Customs and Traditions.

In the form attributed to the legendary sage Vālmīki, one of two great Sanskrit Epics (the other being the

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Ustād

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Islam — Society and Culture.

Urdu word for a music teacher. Commonly used as a prefix to the names of Muslim musicians of a senior

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