Pakistan singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997, was hugely popular in India. Photo: Reuters
Pakistan singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997, was hugely popular in India. Photo: Reuters
Nilosree Biswas
Opinion

Opinion

Nilosree Biswas

Indians, divided from Pakistan by politics, find solace in forbidden culture

  • The case of two Muslim teenagers in India who were charged with criminal intimidation for listening to Pakistani music shows how deep the divide has become
  • It’s a far cry from the 1990s, when Pakistani singing phenomenon Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sought to bring both nations’ peoples together

Pakistan singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997, was hugely popular in India. Photo: Reuters
Pakistan singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997, was hugely popular in India. Photo: Reuters
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