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Rana Safvi

Rana Safvi

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Rana Safvi is a passionate believer in India's ganga-jamuni tehzeeb (syncretic culture) which she documents through her writings, podcasts, and videos. In 2011 she started the Twitter forum #shair which was responsible for popularizing Urdu online. It's a unique platform that is still going strong with over 20,000 members. She has published seven books so far on the culture, history, and monuments of India. These are Tales from the Quran and Hadith, the Delhi Trilogy: Where Stones Speak, The Forgotten Cities of Delhi, and Shahjahanabad the Living City of Old Delhi. She has translated both the editions of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan 's seminal work on Delhi -Asar us Sanadid, Dastan e Ghadar and four accounts of 19th and 20th century Delhi from Urdu to English. She is also a regular contributor to various national newspapers and magazines. Her blog ranasafvi.com is a repository of cultural, literary, and historical heritage.