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The Saddest Story Ever Told: Translating Karbala Through Feminine Voices & Emotions into a Deccani ShiʿI Idiom

Karen G. Ruffle

in Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle.8
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Sayyid 'Abbas Sahib's move from Madras to the princely state of Hyderabad, the capital of the Sunni Asaf Jahi dynasty. 'Abbas Sahib was a renowned writer of marsiya poems ... More


Introduction

Karen G. Ruffle

in Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle.5
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a multidisciplinary ethnographic study of how hagiographical texts and performance commemorating the Battle of Karbala shape both spiritual and everyday life and practice in an Indian ... More


Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender ... More


From the Hereafter to the Here and Now: The Reading of Asghar Ali Engineer

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the Qur’anic commentary of the Indian intellectual Asghar Ali Engineer. After providing some historical and biographical background, it unpacks his interpretive method. The ... More


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