Sharjah is the cradle of creativity and culture. It popularizes its enlightenment throughout India, the land of ancient civilization and the country of one billion and three hundred million populations. By virtue of this, it undertakes a pioneering role in stretching the bridges of communication and interaction with the civilizations of the world through its long-standing cultural project. This is verily done within the frame of profound vision and insight of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, alongside with his continuous support for everything related to culture and the book and his integrated strategy that opens up to several horizons. This strategy embraces and accepts the other and places the values of tolerance and dialogue at the top of its priorities, aiming at disseminating the serious culture and circulating the voice of Arab and Islamic culture to all corners of the globe. This strategy transformed by persistence, determination and hard work into an embracing project for all intellectuals regardless of their nationalities and cultures.
As known by the far and wide, India has its originality deeply rooted in the depth of history; this culture influenced and was influenced by global civilizations, especially Arab and Islamic civilization. History has recorded bright pages of communication between the two civilizations on all cultural, social, religious and economic levels, and made great humanitarian and intellectual contributions in the framework of this communication. Therefore, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah aims to continue this historic legacy, strengthen its ties and consolidate its foundations, and create wide horizons for our Arab culture to express itself as it suits its history and reach people wherever they come together and dialogue with them to create a brighter future that brings humanity together.
Source: Al Khaleej Newspaper - Cultural Attaché