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Maharashtra

The main purpose of the fieldtrip conducted in Aurangabad and Khuldabad was to seek out Khanaqahi qawwāl associated with the dargāhs of Sheikh Burhanuddin Chishti and Sheikh Zainuddin Shirazi and also to find folk performers who continue to perform the kalām of Amir Khusrau. The sessions with Qawwals confirmed the existence of some standard of Khanqahi qawwal though these cities are rich in terms of sources piecing together a comprehensive narrative of the Chishti silsilā.