Commencing from February 8th, the festival will exhibit some of the most impeccable variety of art. To woo your hearts, the show will have, Egyptian and Sri Lankan dance troupes, Manipuri and Kashmiri folk dancers and Rajasthani folk musicians; not only this but dance performances by artists from Kerala, Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand will also offer a slice of Incredible India to the people.

Theater lovers will be served with a treat of Veteran theatre playwright K.N. Pannikar's popular play "Abhignana Shakuntala". A Dhrupad festival will be held during the cultural event.

Reminiscing great actors, a series of films starring late Farooque Sheikh and legendary actor Pran will be shown. Sheikh's well known films like "Umrao Jaan", "Chashme Baddoor" and Pran's "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hain" and "Ram Aur Shyam" will be screened at the India Habitat Centre.

 The two week-long festival will be held at multiple venues across the national capital, the festival will end on Feb 23 with a "sufi qawwali night" which will bring on stage the Warsi qawwals of Hyderabad and Punjabi folk and sufi singer Barkat Sindhu.

(Agencies)           

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