Author: Ayesha Jalal
- Jalal is a professor of history at Tufts University and a member of Newsweek Pakistan’s advisory board. This essay has been adapted from her Barbara Stoler Miller lecture, Striving for Beauty: Poetics and Ethics in Muslim History, given at Columbia University this April.
Posts by Ayesha Jalal
Striving for beauty through proximity to God is a theme that has always permeated Muslim poetry in different historical contexts. Here’s a look at poetics and ethics in Islamic art. Let the beauty…