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Faqeer Nimaana

Embodying the faqeer, Shah Hussain his poems and philosophy in music and dance.
The path of love is a needle’s eye
Be a thread. Go through.

Shah Hussain was a mystic weaver poet from 16th century Lahore. His charkha spins, a metaphor for life and death, perennial movement and time itself but only a single thread can dare to enter the needle’s eye, beyond which all divisions of religion, caste, gender, sexuality, nation must break to find a new way of being. We pay tribute to “Faqeer Nimaana”, the egoless one in his simplicity, his defiance and his wisdom by bringing to life his kafis in song and dance. We celebrate our urs, a festival of light in the name of Shah Hussain and his Hindu lover Madho Lal. We celebrate a path of love beyond borders.

Performed and developed by Sanjukta Wagh, Radhika Sood Nayak, Hitesh Dhutia, Vinayak Netka

Original music composed by Radhika Sood Nayak and Sanjukta Wagh

Choreography: Sanjukta Wagh

Vocals: Radhika Sood Nayak

Tabla: Vinayak Netke

Guitar: Hitesh Dhutia

Special thanks: Anand Lahiri Foundation

Photo Credits: Tell A Tale Studios

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