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VASANT AT NIZAMUDDIN

On Vasant at Nizamuddin
Devotees queue up with the usual incense sticks and rose petals
He hails me ‘Salam aleikum’
‘Aleykum Salam’
His kohl eyes sense
The nervous hesitation of my Hindu lips
The mis-worded gesture peering out of my mother’s green shawl.
 
The revelers descend
In fertile yellow
Khusrau singing for his Lord
I keep looking for his slender waist
‘Make space’ they scream at us
In pashminas and sunglasses
The qawwali sounds hoarse
The fingers out of tune
Clinging to decadence
I make my way past the fallen marigolds
Hoping to find traces of my ephemeral encounter
...or maybe forge a new one....

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Feature–Sufism & Sufi Literature

Editorial
    Mohsin Bin Mushtaq Shah

Articles
    Mohsin Bin Mushtaq Shah – ‘Mir Syed Ali Hamadani’
    Omer Tarin – ‘Sufi Poetry of Hazrat Syed Meher Ali Shah’
    Romy Tuli – ‘Baba Bulleh Shah and Walt Whitman’
    Sat Paul Goyal – ‘Jelaluddin Rumi’
    SL Peeran – ‘Sufism – Islamic Spirituality’
    SL Peeran – ‘Who are the Sufis? Who are the Faqeers?’
    Sudeshna Kar Barua – ‘Jalal ud-Din Muhammad Rumi’
    Syed Habib – ‘Spirituality – The Crown of Kashmir’
    Syed I Husain – ‘Nothing is Sacred Anymore’
    Usha Akella – ‘Harmony is the Flour, Love is the yeast’

Poetry
    Aiman Peer
    Anum Ammad
    Divya Garg
    Fareeha Manzoor
    Kainat Azhar
    Myra Edwin
    Omer Tarin
    Rajorshi Das
    Umar N
    Usha Akella

Interview
    Mukunda Rama Rao – By U Atreya Sarma

Book Review
    Mohsin Bin Mushtaq Shah – ‘Song of the Dervish

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