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ISFI 2012 is a feast of Art, Culture and History

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International Sufi Festival is been the conception and creation of Gulshaa Begum after she had a vision to break from the strictures of its confined ties and make it available to as many people as possible.
This altered Ajmer’s creative climate for good and made the festival a platform for talent and new ideas, even broadening its programme to include dance, cinema and more.
The 2012 edition takes place from 4 to 11 Oct from 11 am to 6 pm at Al Ikhlas Gallery & from 5-11th Oct 6 pm onwards at the Jawahar Rang Manch and continues the tradition of making art and culture accessible to the public and artists alike.
The festival began with its preliminary series with the launch of the International Sufi film festival. A project by Divine Abode & Marwah Studio’s towards making cinema more watchable. The Gallery was adorned with rich light and decorations.
The international Sufi film festival, a project by divine abode and Marwah studios was inaugurated by The Dargah Dewan of Ajmer shrine, Syed Zainual Abedin Ali Khan, a descendent of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. While releasing the official poster of the festival that this day was indeed special and the will of Allah. He further congratulated Ms Begum on her attempt to spread the true essence of Humanity. Mahendar Singh Ralawta, Congress President Ajmer inaugurated the Rang – e – Raqs the painting series and the Sufi Literature Festival.
Gulshaa Begum Festival Director and Chairperson Divine Abode said that 33 films would be screened in the coming week of the festival. The Sufi Paintings, 16th century manuscripts, The Islamic Calligraphy, Rumi Illustrations were a special feature at the exhibition.

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