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A Sufi Saint and His Poet

Global Studies and Peace and Social Justice Studies welcome
Yousuf Saeed
Filmmaker, Archivist, and Author

Nizamuddin Aulia, the 14th-century Indian saint, and his disciple Ameer Khusrau have been revered for eight centuries, symbolizing the deep ties between Hindu and Muslim cultures in South Asia. Explore the legacy of these two men—through their New Delhi shrine, Khusrau’s poetry and music, and popular culture in India, Pakistan, and the world.

Based in Delhi, Yousuf Saeed has produced several well-known documentaries and is project director of Tasveer Ghar, an international initiative to archive South Asia’s popular culture and arts. Muslim Devotional Art in India (Routledge, 2012) is his most recent book.

Co-sponsored by the Humanities and Philosophy Department and the Global Studies and Peace and Social Justice Programs.

For information contact mmehdi@oakton.edu.

Event Details

Monday, October 1, 12:30 p.m.
Free


Room 1606, Des Plaines

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