Pillars of Light: Exploring Muslim Cultures

Volume 8 Number 1

Pillars of Light


The issue builds upon the explorations undertaken by Pillars of Light: Exploring Muslim Cultures, a Yorkshire-wide programme which contributed knowledge of the richness and diversity of Muslim cultures across time. The contributors are about 'conversations', the voices and words of writers and critics as they search for answers to questions of faith politics, identity, art, artisitic freedom and survival.

  • Contents
      • Shirley Chew
      • Anand, Kabadi

        Translated from Malayalam by K.M. Sherrif

      • Abir Hamdar, The Hole Beside Her Lady Zainab
      • Aamer Hussein, From Another Gulmohar Tree – In Second Place
      • Hamid Ismailov, From Two Lost to Life

        Translated from Uzbek and Russian, by Irina Buss-Zolotareva, with the author

      • Amina Yaqin, An Interview with Mohsin Hamid
    • POETRY
      • Adonis, Three Poems

        Translated from Arabic by Shawkat M. Toorawa

      • Robert Chandler, The Singer, Master
      • Joolz Denby, Pillars of Light 166
      • Khadijah Ibrahiim, Paradise, Days Unfold a New Beginning
      • Jeffrey Wainwright, Zephira Poems
      • Tim Youngs, Dialogue
      • Simon Broughton, Sufi Soul
      • Sheila R. Canby, The Jade Terrapin in the British Museum: Context and Meaning
      • Shusha Guppy, Identity and Aspiration
      • Salima Hashmi, From the Margins to the Mainstream
      • Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Sheikh-ul-Alam, Zainab, Ishmael, Shahid: Emotion, Authority, and Islam in Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetry
      • Javed Majeed, Islamic Hellenism and Selfhood in the Poetry and Thought of Muhammad Iqbal
      • Anshuman Mondal, Multiculturalism and Islam: Some Thoughts on a Difficult Relationship
      • Nima Poovaya-Smith, Pillars of Light: Exploring Muslim Cultures
      • Barnaby Rogerson, Lifting the Seven Veils
      • Kadija Sesay, Growing up in a ‘ChrisMus’ Household