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Gender, sainthood, & everyday practice in South Asian Shi'ism

Author: Karen G Ruffle
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi ism"

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen G Ruffle
ISBN: 9780807834756 0807834750 9781469613710 1469613719
OCLC Number: 668197732
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Saints are "real" people : imitable sainthood in Shi'ism --
God's strong women : female & feminine in Shi'i sainthood --
The saddest story ever told : translating Karbala through feminine voices & emotions into a Deccani Shi'i idiom --
A bride of one night, a widow forever : text & ritual performance in the constitution of an idealized South Asian Shi'i selfhood --
Who could marry at a time like this? Debating the mehndī kī majlis in Hyderabad.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Other Titles: Gender, sainthood, and everyday practice in South Asian Shi'ism
Responsibility: Karen G. Ruffle.

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