Handy Books for Journalists on Religion PDF Print

Date: 27 September 2012

Country: UK, London

zacharias_pieriLapido Media will be launching a new book series “Handy Books for Journalists on Religion in World Affairs” on Thursday 27th of September at Frontline Club, Paddington. The first book of a new series is Tablighi Jamaat by Dr Zacharias Pieri who is a a political sociologist with extensive ethnographic research experience of British Muslim communities.

Tablighi Jamaat, the world’s biggest Islamic revival movement, was founded in India in 1926 to purge the backslidden of British and Hindu influence.

“Now it is here in force in the West, bent on building a supermosque in east London, and preparing the faithful for paradise. Their separatist ethos and other-worldly purpose divide scholars and puzzle journalists”, says in the introduction of Lapido Media new book.

Tablighi Jamaat in Britain is based on two years observation in Newham.

The eventat Frontline on 27th of September marks the fifth anniversary of the international religious literacy charity Lapido Media.