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  1. On Performance

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    Through the performing arts, Sahmat has brought people together while celebrating the diversity of India's cultural history. Learn more about Sahmat at http://ackland.org/exhibition/sahmat/

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    • Art On The Move

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      Sahmat works with emerging artists in India to make mobile works from humble, ready-made pushcarts and rickshaws. Learn more about Sahmat at http://ackland.org/exhibition/sahmat/

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      • Sahmat's Legacy

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        What is Sahmat's legacy? What impact has it had on contemporary Indian society and artistic practice? Learn more about Sahmat at http://ackland.org/exhibition/sahmat/

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        • M.F. Husain

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          M.F. Husain, the "Picasso of India," is forced into exile after hardline Hindus orchestrated a wide-ranging campaign against him in response to his painting Hindu goddesses in the nude.…

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          • Anhad Garje

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            In 1993, Sahmat presented Anhad Garje (a phrase from the poet Kabir that roughly translates to "the silence reverberates"), a program of Sufi-Bhakti performances that promoted communal harmony…

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            • The Making of India

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              In the 2004 exhibition The Making of India, Sahmat engaged with artists to rethink the country's cultural and political histories. Learn more about Sahmat at http://ackland.org/exhibition/sahmat/

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              • Tribute to Gandhi

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                In 1994-1995, Sahmat commemorated the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth with a yearlong series of events that invoked Gandhi's quest for a secular India, a sovereign nation, and…

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                • Muktnaad

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                  In the wake of the destruction of the Babri Masjid, Sahmat organized Muktnaad, a nightlong program of music and dance on the banks of the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, in an effort to break the siege of…

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                  • Postcards for Gandhi

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                    Mahatma Gandhi famously used inexpensive postcards to communicate with vast numbers of people. In this spirit and in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of his birth, Sahmat invited hundreds of…

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                    • Ways of Resisting

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                      Sahmat's exhibition Ways of Resisting spotlighted art made during a volatile decade of sectarian and communal violence in India, between the 1992 destruction of the Babri Masjid and the 2002…

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                      • Hum Sab Ayodhya

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                        In the aftermath of the destruction of the Babri Masjid, Sahmat produces the exhibition kit Hum Sab Ayodhya (We are All Ayodhya) and explores the multifaceted history, geography, culture, and life…

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                        • Sufi-Bhakti Traditions

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                          After the destruction of Babri Masjid in India, Sahmat draws on the medieval Sufi-Bhakti poetry and musical tradition to reflect the complex fabric of India's culture. Learn more about Sahmat…

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