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The powerful ephemeral : everyday healing in an ambiguously Islamic place, Carla Bellamy

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The powerful ephemeral : everyday healing in an ambiguously Islamic place
Title
The powerful ephemeral
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everyday healing in an ambiguously Islamic place
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Carla Bellamy
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Language
eng
Summary
"The violent partitioning of British India along religious lines and ongoing communalist aggression have compelled Indian citizens to contend with the notion that an exclusive, fixed religious identity is fundamental to selfhood. Even so, Muslim saint shrines known as dargahs attract a religiously diverse range of pilgrims. In this accessible and groundbreaking ethnography, Carla Bellamy traces the long-term healing processes of Muslim and Hindu devotees of a complex of dargahs in northwestern India. Drawing on pilgrims' narratives, ritual and everyday practices, archival documents, and popular publications in Hindi and Urdu, Bellamy considers questions about the nature of religion in general and Indian religion in particular. Grounded in stories from individual lives and experiences, The Powerful Ephemeral offers not only a humane, highly readable portrait of dargah culture, but also new insight into notions of selfhood and religious difference in contemporary India"--Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Asia across the disciplines
The powerful ephemeral : everyday healing in an ambiguously Islamic place, Carla Bellamy
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The powerful ephemeral : everyday healing in an ambiguously Islamic place, Carla Bellamy
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnng0
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Ambiguity: Ḥusain Ṭekrī and Indian dargāḥ culture -- Place: the making of a pilgrimage and a pilgrimage center -- People: the tale of the four virtuous women -- Absence: lobān, volunteerism, and abundance -- Presence: the work and the workings of ḥāẓirī -- Personae: transgression, otherness, cosmopolitanism, and kinship -- Conclusion: The powerful ephemeral: dargāḥ culture in contemporary India
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1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280107627
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations, maps.
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remote

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