Ghulam Ali sings Ghalib and Faiz: South Asian music in the times of Shiv Sena and RSS

Ghulam Ali sings Ghalib and Faiz: South Asian music in the times of Shiv Sena and RSS

Ghulam Ali saab is truly the voice of South Asia. He has sang songs in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Nepali and has millions of fans across India and Pakistan. Shiv Sena, the Hindu fundamentalist party in India’s Maharashtra has succeeded in getting a concert of Ghulam Ali scheduled in Mumbai canceled, through its rabble-rousing.

Here are Ghulam Ali’s renditions of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, another leading light of South Asia – who has penned ghazals and nazms touching hearts across boundaries.

Here is Ghulam Ali singing Ghalib –

Here are some more popular ghazals of Ghulam Ali-

Here is Ghulam Ali singing in Bengali –

And here are some more gems from the shared cultural heritage of South Asia-