The Qawwali Project - An Untold Story

Mustafa Quraishi

Sufi Kathak Foundation

Sufi Kathak Foundation
New Delhi, India

This protest was largely led by women, mainly Muslim women and yet the tented venue drew large crowds of protesters of all religions and both genders participating. Poetry and music became the voice of the people protesting at the venue. Qawwali a highly adaptive form became a means of making a social statement.


  • Title: The Qawwali Project - An Untold Story
  • Creator: Mustafa Quraishi
  • Location Created: Shaheen Bagh
  • Original Language: Text: Manjari Chaturvedi
  • Type: photo
  • Contributor: Sufi Kathak Foundation
  • Rights: Mustafa Quraishi
  • Region: New Delhi
  • Qawwali practitioner: Qawwal Sarvjeet Tamta
  • Photographer's biography: Mustafa Quraishi is a New Delhi based photojournalist. In the past, Mustafa has worked with the Associated Press (2004-2013) and the Indian Express (1999-2004). Mustafa currently works independently with NGO’s and aid organisations and has been published in newspapers and magazines like The Newsweek, Time Magazine, Der Spiegel, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Geo, The Guardian, etc. See more at https://www.mustafaquraishi.com/

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