Ed. Makhdoom Ahmad Chishti
- Price: £15.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858583082
- Availability: In Stock
Lok Virsa, a phrase which means cultural
voyage, is also the name of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
which explored the social, religious and cultural heritage of the diverse
Muslim communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
The Muslim heritage is interpreted broadly
to include the individual experiences of women, men and children in Britain and
overseas, collective traditions, economic and political activities, aspects of
spiritual life, festivals, music, painting, architecture, sport and the work of
craftsmen and women.
Lok Virsa’s activities included collecting
personal stories and oral histories, researching for information and images
within the communities and in archives, libraries and museums, photographing
people, buildings and artefacts and the holding of heritage training workshops
to develop and share ideas, knowledge and skills.
Lok Virsa has participated in and created
networks of Muslims and non-Muslims to promote understanding and an
appreciation of how Muslims have contributed positively to life in Britain.
Other project outcomes include a website and CD ROM.
The book is the culmination of the work of the Lok Virsa project and presents text, photographs and illustrations to reveal a cultural voyage through the Muslim heritage of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
|215mm x 235mm