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Dreams of his father

Alaudin Ullah was on the cusp of something big. Well, what too often passes for something big when you’re an actor in Hollywood of South Asian ancestry—the chance to audition for the role of a terrorist in a blockbuster by a big-name director. But then Ullah got a call from his brother, telling him that […]

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Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar Khan is the master of Hindustani classical music whose virtuosity on the sarod–a deep-voiced 25-string relative of the sitar (“The sitar is like a woman, the sarod like a male,” Khan explains)–has brought him recognition as one of the music’s greatest living practitioners. Originally from East Bengal (now Bangladesh), Khan emigrated to the […]