Mumbai to Mecca
by Story of Ilija Trojanow.
Hardback - 215 pages.
''From the very first moment they realise that the Hajj
- the pilgrimage to Mecca - is among the duties of each and every Muslim - the faithful long to go. So one January morning in 2003, Ilija Trojanow, with the help of his friends donned the ihram, the traditional garb of the pilgrim, and boarded a plane in Mumbai to fly to Dhiba. He joined hundreds of thousands of Muslims, who each year go on the Hajj
- the greatest demonstration of the Muslim faith. After a few hours he arrived in Mecca, and just three weeks later he was back in India.
In three short weeks he experienced a tradition dating back over one thousand years and completed a personal pilgrimage. This is his account, personal and yet enlightening for the interested for muslims and non-muslims alike.''About the Author
: Ilija Trojanow, the German author of Bulgarian origin, was awarded several prestigious literary prizes including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair 2006, the Berliner Literaturpresis 2007 and the ITB Book Award 2007 for his narrative work, which is devoted to a cosmopolitan attitude and which has as its theme the multiple interaction between the cultures of West and East.