Here is more music from Aftab’s collection to keep us warmhearted this winter.
With the Season’s Greetings!
Some more heartwarming music from Aftab Datta’s winter collection.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Approximately one century after the Persian poet Nizami wrote his Khamsa (Quintet), the Indian poet Amir Khusrau Dihlavi composed a response using Nizami’s structure but varying his stories slightly. This painting comes from the Mughal emperor Akbar’s (r. 1556–1605) personal copy of Amir Khusrau’s verses. It shows the king Bahram Gur with his beautiful slave girl, Dilaram, who could make animals sleep or awaken with the sound of her music. —metmuseum
Reimagining the American Crow
In the creative mind of Ralph Steadman, the corvid channels independence.