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Artist Farhan Mujib's lecture "Sacred Word" will trace the evolution of calligraphy

Artist Farhan Mujib was once a physicist who taught at the Aligarh University till two years ago. He decided to quit the job and pursue a career in art that was initially only a hobby.

Mujib's colourful, intricate collages draw inspiration from his own life. He comes from a learned family in Aligarh. Having been exposed to Islamic literature and culture, Farhan Mujib's mind absorbed the beauty of the cultural wealth, which have now found reflection in his art.

"The Sacred Word", a lecture by Farhan Mujib illustrates the sacredness of Islamic calligraphy and how it replaced the image. He will also talk about how calligraphy and the written word became the focus of Islam. These written words became more stylish, elaborate and beautiful under royal patronage.

From medieval times to the present day, Farhan will provide an insight into the evolution of calligraphy at the lecture titled "Sacred Word", on August 24, 11 a.m. at Taj Coromandel.

On August 23 at 7.30 p.m., poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar will celebrate "The written word" with a presentation of poetry. For details, call 28332226.

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