Nizamuddin Basti Puts Out Welcome Mat With Street Festival – India Real Time – WSJ

Nizamuddin Basti Puts Out Welcome Mat With Street Festival - India Real Time - WSJLots of Delhi residents and foreigners already know this centrally located neighborhood – or at least the shrine in the middle of it – because of the qawwali devotional music at sunset at the mausoleum of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya.

But this year the neighborhood has been home to many more cultural events at other historic spots, including a Sufi music festival, storytelling nights and this weekend, starting Sunday, is the first street festival.

The organization that is carrying out restoration work and trying to improve living conditions in the area hopes that through these events more people in Delhi can appreciate and help preserve the heritage and plural traditions of this unusual neighborhood—including the people who live in and around the basti.

via Nizamuddin Basti Puts Out Welcome Mat With Street Festival – India Real Time – WSJ.

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