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Welcome to the January 2018 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 >

Kausar Munir and Mukul Kesavan: The language Bombay cinema speaks? Part 1
Panel discussion as part of the international conference on the Popular Culture of Urdu Language held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (8-10 September 2017). Discussion facilitated by Rana Safvi. 3-day conference supported by IFA, Bangalore.

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.