“There is no such thing as a self-made anything. Everybody depended on somebody else to get here, and stay here”
KOLKATA: As the country celebrated the festival of Diwali and Kali Puja, a mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was busy celebrating communal harmony as they inaugurated a Hindu temple in the vicinity. The temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, was inaugurated on Sunday evening amid Kali Puja revelry in Basapara, located in the…
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“The common thread which bonded interfaith families was their love for family and humanity.”
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The strand of Sufism which emerged on the banks of Indus, consciously eschewed religious orthodoxy and, at times, even rebelled against it.
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It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in.
Shahid Ali, a Muslim priest, performs rituals for Durga, fasts for Navratri, and is familiar with Hindu shastras
“the past 40-50 years we have been celebrating…Muharram, Ganpati, Navratri together with religious amity.”
A Muslim shrine has hosted Krishna’s birthday celebrations for over 300 years