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Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More


An Enchanting Bureaucracy

Nicholas H. A. Evans

in Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details how, as a result of the historical processes described in the previous chapter, life in Qadian is now dominated by the administrative system of the Ahmadiyya Jamaʻat. This system ... More


A Failure to Doubt?: Polemics and Sectarianism in Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

in Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the unexpected ways in which Ahmadis partake in the culture of sectarian disputation between Muslim sects in South Asia. Much sectarian disputation between Muslim sects in South ... More


Televising Islam: The Aesthetics of the Caliphate

Nicholas H. A. Evans

in Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how Qadian's Ahmadis attempt to inscribe their Muslimness in the world through the cultivation of an exemplary aesthetic of universal devotion to the caliph. Since the creation ... More


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