During the Fall 2022 semester, I had the pleasure of taking a course titled “The World of Islam,” taught by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed: author, poet, playwright, filmmaker, former Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Wilson Center Global Fellow, and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. One of my personal […] The post Dara Shikoh’s World Of Islam Imagined appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Much has been written about the Indian period film Mughal-e-Azam and much more shall continue to be written. The world shall never get tired of interest in this popular movie that has an inexhaustible reservoir of enchanting details. The film is centered around the mythical, tragic love affair between the Mughal heir-apparent Prince Salim and […] The post On The Set Of <em>Mughal-e-Azam</em> And Behind The Scenes: ‘Jab Pyar Kia To Darna Kia’ appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
The search for paradise on earth has always fired the imagination of scholars and dreamers, whether it is the Englishman Thomas More in his Utopia or the Andalusian Muslim philosopher Ibn Tufail in his Hayy ibn Yaqdhan. Names like the mythical El Dorado and Shangri-La have prompted explorers to search for them as if they […] The post Plato’s Atlantis, Valmiki’s Ramayana And Modi’s Hindutva Today appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.