Posts Tagged ‘Anti-clerical’
Rajasthan’s Cheeta-Merat And The Battle For Their Souls by Radihika Saraf
Rajasthan's Cheeta-Merat And The Battle For Their Souls by Radihika Saraf

Introduction: The Cheeta-Merat (also known as the Kathat) defy all conventional conceptions of ‘Hindus’ and ‘Muslims’, and practice a unique syncretic religion that combines elements of Islam and Hindusim. This little-known community, with an estimated population to be about 400,000, is spread across over 100 villages in the vicinity of Ajmer and Beawar towns in […]

The Art of Blasphemy: The Poetry of Kabir
The Art of Blasphemy: The Poetry of Kabir

The Kabir Project has a new film by Shabnam Virmani, on the meaning of Ram and the dreams of Kabir Ω His early life is a mystery, with some arguing that he may never even have existed. He is said to have been raised by a Muslim family, in a Muslim neighborhood of the holy […]