Interactive session: Lok Virsa organises muzakra on visual culture of Milad

Historical and cultural backgrounds of Milad were discussed


News Desk December 15, 2018
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Speakers at Muzakra session at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa discussed various aspects of "Visual Culture of the Milad.”

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli Visual Anthropologist Prof Dr Ghulam Abbas, expert in the field, highlighted various dimensions of the visual cultural aspects of the Milad Festival with the special reference to the processions and relics of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).

He spoke on the topics of historical and cultural background of the festival, origin and evolution of the Mawlids in Middle East, Milad festival in India, revival of the festival in colonial India, contemporary Milad festival in Lahore and Dehli from partition (1947) to present day, Milad celebrations in Dehli after the partition, development of the Milad in Lahore after 1947 and a comparative analysis of the Milad celebrations in Lahore and Dehli.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2018.

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