“Contrary to popular perception, it is not Urdu but Dakhni that is spoken widely in the south, especially by Muslims. Dakhni is deeply rooted in the cultures of Chennai, Bengaluru and parts of Andhra Pradesh.” – Yunus Lasania for Sarmaya Talks.
Yunus Lasania is a Hyderabad-based journalist with over a decade of experience in reporting. He is currently the Chief of Bureau (AP&TS) for The News Minute. With a deep love for Hyderabad and its history, he also runs the Instagram page The Hyderabad History Project, and hosts Beyond Charminar, a podcast series focusing on the lesser-known aspects of his city. This event took place on 28th July, 2023, at Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.