Thursday, March 29, 2012

Why do popular images thrive in the Muslim world despite…?

Cover of the book
"Why Do Popular Images Thrive in the Muslim World Despite…?"
Readings from Muslim Devotional Art in India by Yousuf Saeed

Date: 31st March, 2012
Time: 3 PM-5 PM
Place: Sarai-CSDS, 29, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054

Join us for an afternoon with Yousuf Saeed in conversation with Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Shail Mayaram about his new illustrated book, Muslim Devotional Art in India,
at 3 PM, Saturday, 31st March, 2012.

The book is an illustrated volume on the history of Islamic popular devotional art and visual culture in India with an emphasis on religious pluralism as part of the iconography.

Independent filmmaker and researcher Yousuf Saeed has been working on India's popular Islamic visual culture since over a decade. He was also a Sarai Fellow in 2004 where he studied the syncretic elements of popular Muslim poster art. This discussion focuses on a few important issues dealt with in Yousuf's latest book, concerning
the pluralism of popular Islam practiced in India.

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