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Welcome to the November 2017 issue of Ektara, a video magazine of history, arts and culture of India and South Asia. Ektara hopes to bring forth various aspects of history and artistic traditions for everyone - especially the younger generation - in an easy to follow language and visuals. Please watch the assorted videos below or go straight to the latest issue. See a list of previous issues or videos >

1. Ghulam Hasan Shaggan: a conversation with the ustad
Late Ghulam Hasan Shaggan who died in 2015 belonged to the Gwalior-Kapurthala gharana of Hindustani classical music. This short interview was recorded in his Lahore home in 2005. It forms part of the Khayal Darpan archive on South Asian music traditions, details of which can be seen at http://khayaldarpan.info

Raziuddin Aquil: Political Justice
and History (Aug. 2016)

Diwali milan: Urdu nazms of Nazeer
Akbarabadi and Nazeer Banarasi

Do languages have a religion?
Is Urdu the language of Muslims?

Madan Bala Sindhu: Amma moray
baba ko bhejo
(Sept. 2016)

History for Everyone
Introduction to etihas.in

Basant in Lahore, Pakistan
A Documentary film (Feb. 2016)

Evolution of Indo Persian Culture:
Mini documentary (April 2016 issue)

Ashok Vajpeyi on 'Challenges to
India's cultural pluralism'

Basant celebration at the Chishti Sufi
shrines (Feb 2016 issue)

Cinema Etihas - Bimal Roy
Talking to Joy Bimal Roy (May 2016)

At Ektara we strive to keep our information and media about history as authentic and unbiased as possible. We do not wish to ascribe to a particular political standpoint or interpretation of historical facts, and wish to represent a holistic and scientific view of facts. The visitors are free to provide their comment and feedback on our content.

From January 2017, the initial name of this web archive, etihas.in, is being changed to Ektara.