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Layla and Majnun: A Forbidden Love


This installation presents various artistic expressions and interpretations of the love story of Layla and Majnun. It is a story of an unconditional yet impossible love. The story’s popularity stretches throughout the Middle East, North Africa to India and Indonesia, and is especially prominent in Turkish and Persian culture.


Ahmad Khalili

Farshid Mesghali


Photos from the exhibition Layla and Majnun: A Forbidden Love (2006) Collection Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
Curated by Sadiah Boonstra at Tropenmuseum (2006)
©Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

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