"Kathak is the classical dance style of North India. The word "Kathak" is derived from the Sanskrit root word "Katha" meaning story. A caste of storytellers, the "Kathakas" danced and sang and narrated stories to their spectators while imparting a cultural heritage and current events in the form of art. Kathak developed through various Indian social, religious and political history, reflecting their diverse impact.
It evolved from Vaishnav philosophy and Radha-Krishna tales to become a powerful entertainment for the Moghul courts. Kathak today is one of the best ” classical arts of India” and has inspired a number of artists.”
Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslims construct Shiva temple
BIHAR: Muslims have been quietly helping Hindus construct a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, ahead of the Chhath festival. “Muslims are not only donating money for temple construction, they are also actively involved in ensuring that it should come up soon,” said Rajkishore Raut, president of the Shiva Temple Construction Committee.
As Charminar and the Bhagyalakshmi temple abutting the 400-year-old monument get so much attention, these instances of collaboration between the two communities in temple construction cannot be ignored.