THE 22 KHWAJA PROJECT
Dialogues from The Mystics (Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Started in 2010, “22 Khwaja Project” is a long-term initiative conceptualized by Manjari Chaturvedi, to create awareness about the mostly unknown 22 Sufi Shrines located in Delhi and around, taking the city dwellers through the lives and messages of the many Sufi Saints who had made this city their abode. Such annual concerts promote traditional Sufi music and dance through unique artist collaborations. The project also revives the works of erstwhile lesser known but exemplary Sufi poets of Awadh/ Uttar Pradesh who had extensively written under the influence of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb the secular traditions. This initiative brings to foreground the Sufi poets who have written in-depth poetry that is sung till today at the various shrines, however the public at large is unaware of the lives of these marvelous poets.
- BEDAM SHAH WARSI
- SHAH TURAB ALI QALANDAR
- BABA BULLEH SHAH