Quran written in different calligraphic styles attracts visitors in Srinagar
Visitors thronged to see age-old manuscripts written in different calligraphic styles put on display at an exhibition here.
A three-day exhibition, showcasing Quran, the Islamic holy book, written in fine calligraphy on various media attracted people. Copies on display ranged from ancient and medieval manuscripts to texts in the digital format.
The exhibition was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in a bid to spread awareness among the youth of the valley regarding their religious heritage.
Islamic scholar Dr.Shahnawaz said the main aim of this exhibition was to showcase age-old calligraphic art.
"There is a good collection of handwritten age old manuscripts. Once or twice in a year, we organise an exhibition. The main aim of this exhibition is to showcase the hard work and creativity of Kashmiris involved in this age old art," he said.
The Quran is translated in different languages, including Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and German, besides several Indian languages. There is also a copy of the Quran in Braille on display.
During the exhibition, the organizers displayed several century-old holy Quran, out of which some have been written in gold and saffron ink.
The main attraction of exhibition is a rare handwritten Quran of 1237 A D by Fateh-ullah Kashmiri. The exhibition ends tomorrow.
(Posted on 18-08-2014)