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FILM & TALK "Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of Fakirs" Screening followed by talk by Dr. Beheroze Shroff at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 17th February 2017

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Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 17/02/2017 18:30 17/02/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata FILM & TALK "Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of Fakirs" Screening followed by talk by Dr. Beheroze Shroff Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/02/film-talk-voices-of-sidis-tradition-of.html Seminar Rooms – 1, 2 & 3, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Seminar Rooms – 1, 2 & 3, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : FILM & TALK "Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of Fakirs" Screening of film and talk by Dr. Beheroze Shroff, Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine 

Film Details : 28 min; 2016; dvd; English)

Introduction: Dr. Lotika Varadarajan

Scholar of the Sidi communities in Gujarat, Beheroze Shroff has made five documentaries on contemporary Sidi culture and spiritual practice, which have been screened at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, the Max Planck Institute in Germany, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York and at the Nairobi and Zanzibar International Arts and Music Festivals, among others. She is currently co-editing a volume on the African presence in South Asia.

Sidis in Gujarat discuss their tradition of the fakir or itinerant holy man who goes through neighborhoods chanting, singing and blessing those who give alms. Older Sidis express anxieties about passing on this tradition, especially the playing of the malunga, a sacred musical instrument of Sidis.

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FILM & TALK "Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of Fakirs" Screening followed by talk by Dr. Beheroze Shroff at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 17th February 2017 FILM & TALK "Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of Fakirs" Screening followed by talk by Dr. Beheroze Shroff at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 17th February 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 14:09 Rating: 5

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