Lok Virsa to organize session on ‘Folklore’ on Thursday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage Lok Virsa would organize a session on “Folklore” at Zarsanga Hall, Lok Virsa in Islamabad on Thursday.

Professor Dr. Frank J. Korom of Boston University will deliver a lecture on the folklore.

The Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed and a large number of people from different walks of life will attend the session.

Professor Frank J. Korom is Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University. He specializes in South Asia.

His theoretical areas of expertise include the oral traditions, rituals, and material culture of these regions, as well as the diasporas originating in or leading to them. His current project focuses on transnational Sufism.

Dr. Frank has received many grants and awards including the Premio Pitre prize for his 2003 book titled Hosay Trinidad. He also serves on a number of editorial boards, most recently the journal Asian Ethnology.

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