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Mumbai To Mecca

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In 2003, Ilija Trojanow traveled from Mumbai to Mecca. His travelogue, in the tradition of the rihla, one of the oldest genres of classical Arabic literature, describes the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy sites of Islam, through the eyes of a Westerner, but with the heart of a Muslim. 'From the very first moment they realize that the Hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - is am ...more
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Haus Publishing (first published January 1st 2004)
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Frank Marcus
Mar 15, 2015 Frank Marcus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De schrijver (een westerling woonachtig in India) geeft een verslag van zijn Hadj[return][return]Leerzaam, enorm verrijkend en soms ook een bevestinging van mijn vooroordelen. Zo blijken ook tijdens de Hadj niet altijd even heilig te zijn.[return]Op het eind werd het boek iets minder interessant, omdat de schrijver meent dat hij moet vertellen over zijn terugreisperikelen.
Jeremy
Feb 06, 2016 Jeremy rated it liked it
Very interesting but also a bit naïve to expect that in a religious setting people will suddenly become "good"
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An OK book. Not the best description of the Hajj.
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Ilija Trojanow (bulgarisch Илия Троянов) ist ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Übersetzer und Verleger bulgarischer Abstammung.
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Ilija Trojanow (Bulgarian: Илия Троянов) is a Bulgarian-German writer, translator and publisher.
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