Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion, who is also known by his Sanskrit name Padmapani: the lotus bearer. He is recognised by every sect of Buddhism as an important figure whose task is to protect this world after Gautama Buddha’s departure (mahaparinirvana) and until the arrival of Bodhisattva Maitreya, who is the future Buddha of […] The post Swat’s Buddhist Past: Restoring The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Of Jahanabad appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
There are a few saints and shrines in Shikarpur which need to be studied thoroughly as no academic research has been done on them. Such a saint is Syed Amin Shah Chishti Sabiri. One knows from the article of Professor Aminullah Alavi (1984) “Shikarpur Ja Sufia Karam” which was published in Shikarpur Mazi Ain Haal […] The post Mosques and Mystics of Shikarpur – IV appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In contemporary American society, identity politics appears to have been increasingly appropriated by the ruling elite to serve their own ends. Building upon this motif, Olufemi O Taiwo’s Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) reveals how “some expressions of identity politics [have been] twisted to rebrand old imperial projects.” […] The post The Thin Veneer Of Diversity appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.