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India's Carnatic Singers Face Backlash For Performing Non-Hindu Songs

Some fans of Carnatic singing, a type of South Indian classical music rooted in Hinduism, are angry with performers who've adapted and performed Christian songs.

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Russia And Turkey Agree On A Demilitarized Zone In Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold

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India's Carnatic Singers Face Backlash For Performing Non-Hindu Songs

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