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Experiencing Sufi Music in Pakistan

by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wasim Frembgen When I met Dr. Ashfaq Khan in October 1998 for the first time at a private mehfil (musical gathering) in Lahore, we discussed music

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Where have all the Sufis gone?

by Peter Pannke When I first travelled to the East in 1969, I had only a very vague idea about the music I was going to find. I had not

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Khairpur diaries: Where women earn and women rule

by Hifza Jillani KHAIRPUR: A splash of colours on both sides of the National Highway in the areas leading to and from village Haji Peer Bux Solangi in Thehri, district Khairpur,

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Ralli Quilts

by Ishraqi Designs Ralli Quilts are remarkable, very traditional quilts made by women in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan, western India, and in surrounding areas. They are just now gaining international recognition, even though

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Khussa Shoes – Symbol of the Traditional Culture of Sindh

by Ishraqi Designs Khussa (also known as Sindhi Juti and Mojari), the symbol of the traditional culture of Sindh, are made by artisans mostly using tanned leather.  Although, the Khussa industry is facing