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Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More


Remaking Persian Painting: Didactic Sufism in a Timurid Manuscript

Chad Kia

in Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Presenting the first case study, this chapter introduces the 1487 manuscript of Attar’s Sufi allegory Mantiq al-tayr (Conference of the Birds) as the seminal work in which scenes and figures that are ... More


Birds: Sandhill Cranes, the Platte River, and Farid Ud-Din Attar

Belden C. Lane

in The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190842673
eISBN:
9780190936402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842673.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions

In myth and folklore, birds (and cranes in particular) have traditionally been symbols of transcendence and rebirth. The Sufi mystic Farid ud-Din Attar, in his The Conference of the Birds, offered a ... More


Early Life and Career of Master Tara Singh: (1885–1919)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early 1890s, Master Tara Singh (Nanak Chand) was so impressed by the stories of Singh martyrs that he thought of becoming a Keshdhārī Singh. Initiated by Sant Attar Singh in 1901, Master Tara ... More


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