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Read and Download R. S. McGregor book Devotional Literature in South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDevotional Literature in South Asia. This book was released on 1992-09-25 with total page 322 pages. Book excerpt: This volume addresses recent research topics within the field of bhakti literature, the devotional poetry and other compositions of devotional character in the earlier literature of the modern South Asian languages. Its papers range from the roots of the bhakti tradition in the early history of krsna to its modern adaptations in nineteenth and twentieth-century culture. Geographically, they span Bengal to Sind, Panjab to Maharashtra. Materials in six modern languages are discussed: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi in its main literary forms, Marathi, Panjabi and Sindhi; with assessment also of material in Sanskrit, Arabic and Chinese.

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Read and Download Winand M. Callewaert book Devotional Literature in South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDevotional Literature in South Asia. This book was released on 2002 with total page 324 pages. Book excerpt: This book contains the reports given at the Eighth Bhakti Conference' organized in Leuven in August 2000. Forty scholars came to Leuven, hailing from fourteen different countries -- from Japan to the west coast of the United States -- each one bringing his or her expertise and experience. Nearly all the reports are published here. In addition, another twenty scholars sent a report or their list of publications. The result is a fascinating overview of the very wide field that Bhakti studies have become, with a list of 1162 books and articles, and reports about Bengali, Braj, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Rajasthani literature, lexicography, musicology, Santa literature, Sikhism, Gorakhanath, Kabir, Krishna Bhakti, Lalan Fakir, Mirabai, Ramananda, Surdas, Tulsidas, and many other topics of research. A detailed index makes all this matter easily accessible.

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Read and Download A. W. Entwistle book Studies in South Asian Devotional Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStudies in South Asian Devotional Literature. This book was released on 1994 with total page 585 pages. Book excerpt: Over The Past Few Decades More And More Scholars From Around The World Have Taken Up The Study Of South Asian Devotional Litertue.

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Read and Download Karen G. Ruffle book Everyday Shi'ism in South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEveryday Shi'ism in South Asia. This book was released on 2021-03-15 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: The first textbook to focus on the history of lived Shi'ism in South Asia Everyday Shi'ism in South Asia is an introduction to the everyday life and cultural memory of Shi’i women and men, focusing on the religious worlds of both individuals and communities at particular historical moments and places in the Indian subcontinent. Author Karen Ruffle draws upon an array primary sources, images, and ethnographic data to present topical case studies offering broad snapshots Shi'i life as well as microscopic analyses of ritual practices, material objects, architectural and artistic forms, and more. Focusing exclusively on South Asian Shi'ism, an area mostly ignored by contemporary scholars who focus on the Arab lands of Iran and Iraq, the author shifts readers' analytical focus from the center of Islam to its periphery. Ruffle provides new perspectives on the diverse ways that the Shi'a intersect with not only South Asian religious culture and history, but also the wider Islamic humanistic tradition. Written for an academic audience, yet accessible to general readers, this unique resource: Explores Shi’i religious practice and the relationship between religious normativity and everyday religious life and material culture Contextualizes Muharram rituals, public performances, festivals, vow-making, and material objects and practices of South Asian Shi'a Draws from author's studies and fieldwork throughout India and Pakistan, featuring numerous color photographs Places Shi'i religious symbols, cultural values, and social systems in historical context Includes an extended survey of scholarship on South Asian Shi’ism from the seventeenth century to the present Everyday Shi'ism in South Asia is an important resource for scholars and students in disciplines including Islamic studies, South Asian studies, religious studies, anthropology, art history, material culture studies, history, and gender studies, and for English-speaking members of South Asian Shi'i communities.

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ISBN 13: 113629807X
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Read and Download Jacob Copeman book The Guru in South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Guru in South Asia. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives and roles of South Asian gurus. Prevailing scholarship has rightly considered the guru to be a source of religious and philosophical knowledge and mystical bodily practices. This book goes further and considers the social engagements and entanglements of these spiritual leaders, not just on their own (narrowly denominational) terms, but in terms of their diverse, complex, rapidly evolving engagements with ‘society’ broadly conceived. The book explores and illuminates the significance of female gurus, gurus from the perspective of Islam, imbrications of guru-ship and slavery in pre-modern India, connections between gurus and power, governance and economic liberalization in modern and contemporary India, vexed questions of sexuality and guru-ship, gurus’ charitable endeavours, the cosmopolitanism of gurus in contexts of spiritual tourism, and the mediation of gurus via technologies of electronic communication. Bringing together internationally renowned scholars from religious studies, political science, history, sociology and anthropology, The Guru in South Asia provides exciting and original new insights into South Asian guru-ship. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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ISBN 13: 9780700711468
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Read and Download C. Shackle book Ismaili Hymns from South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIsmaili Hymns from South Asia. This book was released on 2000 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: A sympathetic introduction to the still largely unexplored tradition of South Asian devotional literature, specifically to the ginans which have historically formed a central element in the religious life of the Ismaili community.

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Read and Download Farhad Daftary book Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistorical Dictionary of the Ismailis. This book was released on 2012 with total page 265 pages. Book excerpt: The Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam, live in over 25 different countries around the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their history has typically been linked to the history of the various countries in which they live, but the worldwide community is united under Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Few fields of Islamic studies have witnessed as drastic a change as Ismaili studies, due in part to the recent discovery of numerous historical texts, and author Farhad Daftary makes extensive use of these new sources in the Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis. This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their heritage. The dictionary covers all phases of Ismaili history as well as the main doctrines of the community. It includes an introductory chapter, which provides a broad historical survey of the Ismailis, followed by alphabetical entries on all major aspects of the community, such as key figures, institutions, traditions, and doctrines. It also contains a chronology, genealogical tables, a glossary, and a substantial bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ismailis."

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Read and Download Zawahir Moir book Ismaili Hymns from South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIsmaili Hymns from South Asia. This book was released on 2013-07-04 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world. Even less is generally known about the hymns, called ginans, which have historically formed so central an element in the religious life and rituals of the Ismaili community. The principal aim of this anthology is to fill this gap by providing a sympathetic introduction to this still largely unexplored tradition of South Asian devotional literature, and to draw attention to the many features of remarkable interest which it contains.

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ISBN 13: 9789004094673
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Read and Download J. C. Heesterman book Ritual, State, and History in South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRitual, State, and History in South Asia. This book was released on 1992 with total page 843 pages. Book excerpt: The contributions in this "Festschrift" extend over the whole range of Indian civilization: in the first part the earlier stages of Indian history spanning the period from the Indus civilization up to medieval times, and in the second part the more recent history of South Asia.

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Read and Download Anna Suvorova book Muslim Saints of South Asia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMuslim Saints of South Asia. This book was released on 2004-07-22 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: This book studies the veneration practices and rituals of the Muslim saints. It outlines principal trends of the main Sufi orders in India, the profiles and teachings of the famous and less known saints, and the development of pilgrimage to their tombs in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A detailed discussion of the interaction of the Hindu mystic tradition and Sufism shows the polarity between the rigidity of the orthodox and the flexibility of the popular Islam in South Asia.