About the Simurgh Centre

About The Simurgh Center

The mythical bird Simurgh, found in stories and legends, represents ideas of connection and growth, renewal and sharing. The Simurgh Centre brings these ideas to our projects in Delhi - supporting artistic exchanges and collaborations between Afghan, Indian and German practitioners. We seek to support, explore and share the work of Afghans, mostly those living in Delhi, and create connections with audiences and discourse across the world.
Simurgh Centre is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at Simurgh.Centre@goethe.de.

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The Vision

What is the idea behind the Simurgh Centre? Dr. Berthold Franke, former Regional Director South Asia, Goethe-Institut, talks about our vision. 

The Story

What is the Simurgh Centre? Taran Khan, former Project Manager, shares the story behind the name.

Connections through culture

The Simurgh Centre offers a space for collaboration and conversations, says Ibrahim Hotak, Goethe-Institut.