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A Bride of One Night, a Widow Forever: Text & Ritual Performance in the Constitution of an Idealized South Asian ShiʿI Selfhood

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.9
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Dr. M. M. Taqui Khan's family, who has been hosting the mehndi mourning assembly for nearly sixty years. The members of the Khan family had relocated from their residence on ... More


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