Jahan-e-Khusrau (Urdu, Persian: جہاں خسرو, Hindi: जहान-ए-खुसरो) is an annual three-day sufi music festival held in New Delhi, India[1] to commemorate the death anniversary of the saint Amir Khusrau.[2]

Jahan-e-Khusrau
DatesFebruary/March
Location(s)New Delhi, India
Years active2001 - Present
Founded byMuzaffar Ali

HistoryEdit

Jahan-e-Khusrau was started in the year 2001 by noted film director and artist, Muzaffar Ali.

The festivalEdit

The festival is held at Arab ki Sarai, Humayun's Tomb Monuments, Delhi — incidentally, this is where Khusrau started the qawwali music tradition in the 13th century AD.

 
Humayun Tomb, Delhi, India

PerformersEdit

 
In the festival, an Indian traditional oral storytller Dastangoi artist reciting the "Dastan-e-Amir Khusrau" - 2017

Year - 2001 Dates - 10–11 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Rumi Group, IRAN
* Lotfi Bouchnak, TUNISIA
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN

Year - 2002 Dates - 8 - 9–10 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Kabir Helminski, USA
* Drummers from, SUDAN
* Mahasa Vahdat and the Rumi Group, IRAN
* Sultana Chaudhuri, BANGLADESH
* Whirling Dervishes, TURKEY
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Shubha Mudgal, DELHI
* Ghulam Nabi Namtahali, KASHMIR
* Manjari, LUCKNOW
* Samandar Khan, RAJASTHAN
* Noorul Hasan, LUCKNOW

Year - 2003 Dates - 28 February, 1–2 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Masood Habibi & group, IRAN
* Whirling Dervishes, TURKEY
* Hassan Hakmoun, MOROCCO
* Farida Parveen BANGLADESH
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Zila Khan, DELHI
* Sidi Sufis, GUJARAT
* Ghulam Nabi Namtahali, KASHMIR
* Qutubi Qawwal, DELHI

* Nazeer Khan Warsi, HYDERABAD
* Ghulam Fareed Nizami, DELHI
* Asrar Husain, AJMER
* Muhammad Ahmad Khan Warsi, RAMPUR
* Noorul Hasan, LUCKNOW

Year - 2004 Dates - 26–27 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Masood Habibi, IRAN
* Shye BenTzur, ISRAEL
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Ila Arun, MUMBAI
* Astad Deboo, MUMBAI
* Shubha Mudgal, DELHI

Year - 2005 Dates - 4 - 5–6 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Mehmet Kemiksiz, TURKEY
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Shafqat Ali Khan, PAKISTAN

* Shye BenTzur, ISRAEL
* Azam Ali, USA
* Masood Habibi, IRAN
* Zila Khan, DELHI
* Vidya Rao, DELHI
* Shujaat Husain Khan, DELHI
* Dadi Pudumji, DELHI

Year - 2006 Venue - Art & Culture Museum, Boston, USA

Year - 2007 Dates - 30–31 March & 1 April Venue - Quli Khan's Tomb, Mehrauli Archeological Park, New Delhi

Artists -
* Wendy Jehlan, USA
* Sussan Deyhim, USA
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Malini Awasthi, LUCKNOW
* Shauqat Ali & Group, LUDHIANA
* Jaaved Jaaferi, MUMBAI
* Rekha Bhardwaj, MUMBAI
* Meeta Pandit, DELHI
* Nizami Brothers, DELHI

Year - 2008 Jahan e Khusrau was not held

Year - 2009 Venue - SKICC, Shrinagar, Kashmir

Year - 2010 Dates - 26 - 27 - 28 Feb Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Tamboura Troupe, EGYPT
* Omar Faruk Ttekbelik, USA
* Masaka Ono, JAPAN
* Sanam Marvi, PAKISTAN[3]
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Malini Awasthi, LUCKNOW
* Samandar Khan, RAJASTHAN
* Rabbi Shergill, PUNJAB
* Astad Deboo, MUMBAI
* Radhika Chopra, DELHI

Year - 2010 Dates - June Venue - Southbank Centre, London

Year - 2011 Dates - 11–13 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Azalea Ray, CANADA
* Dalahoo Ensemble, IRAN
* Shafqat Ali Khan, PAKISTAN

* Sami Brothers, PAKISTAN
* Manjari, LUCKNOW
* Wajahat Husain Badayuni, UTTAR PRADESH
* Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, DELHI
* Hans raj Hans, PUNJAB
* Malini Awasthi, LUCKNOW
* Chand Nizami, DELHI

Year - 2012 Dates - 2 - 3–4 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Andrea Grmmelli, ITALY
* Ali Zafar, PAKISTAN
* Shafqat Ali Khan, PAKISTAN

* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Zia Nath, MUMBAI
* Indira Naik, MUMBAI
* Murad Ali, LUCKNOW
* Vidhi Sharma, DELHI
* Rajesh Pandey, DELHI
* Shivani Varma, DELHI
* Hans raj Hans, PUNJAB

Year - 2012 Dates - 21–22 October Venue - Central Park, Jaipur

Year - 2013 Dates - 1- 2–3 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Mercan Dede, CANADA
* Shafqat Ali Khan, PAKISTAN
* Abida Parveen, PAKISTAN
* Sonam Kalra, DELHI
* Malini Awasthi, LUCKNOW
* Astha Dikshit, DELHI
* Deveshi Sehgal, DELHI

Year - 2013 Dates - 5–6 October Venue - Central Park, Jaipur

Year - 2017 Dates - 24 - 25–26 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Hans raj Hans, PUNJAB
* Sonam Kalra, DELHI
* Malini Awasthi, LUCKNOW
* Ustad Iqbal Ahmad Khan, DELHI
* Deveshi Sehgal, DELHI
* Syed Sahil Agha, DELHI
* Daler Mehndi, PUNJAB

Year - 2018 Dates - 9 - 10–11 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
YAMUNA - Dariya Prem Ka : Part 1
A dance ballet directed by Muzaffar Ali, 
*Barnali Chatopadhyya, *Archana Shah, *Astha Dixit & Group. 
* Aalamato Group, Iran
* Malini Awasthi, Lucknow
* Kanwar Grewal, Punjab
* World Ethnic Music Ensemble with Murad Ali
* Pooja Ghaitonde, Mumbai
* Barnal Chatopadhyya, Kolkata
* Kailash Kher's Kailasa, Mumbai
YAMUNA - Dariya Prem Ka : Part 2
* Shuba Mudgal, Delhi
* Syed Sahil Agha, Delhi
* Hans Raj Hans, Punjab

Year - 2019 Dates - 8 - 9–10 March Venue - Arab ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Monuments, New Delhi

Artists -
* Minu Bakshi, Delhi
* Ganganama - The Circle of Life
  Sanjukta Sinha & Kadamb Ensemble
* Satinder Sartaj, Punjab
* Roohani Sisters, Delhi
* Kanwar Grewal, Punjab
* Shahid Niyati & Sami Niyati, Rampur
* Syed Sahil Agha, Delhi
* Javed Ali, Mumbai

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