Launch of Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka
The Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum launched the book Muslim
Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute,
Independence Square, Colombo recently.
The Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka edited by S.H.M. Jameel and
Asiff Hussein is a record of the traditional society, lifestyle and
culture of the Muslims of the Eastern Province.
This book, a first of its kind, covers a wide range of topics
relating to the Muslim heritage of the east contributed by leading
scholars in the field.
This includes history, rites of passage at birth, marriage and death,
folklore literature, architecture, arts and crafts, foods and beverages,
dress and ornamentation, economic life and social organization. This
work is published by the Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum, an
organization of Muslim Women dedicated to empowering and safeguarding
the rights of women and preserving cultural traditions and values that
contribute to their progress.