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Reliving Karbala : martyrdom in South Asian memory

Author: Syed Akbar Hyder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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In 680 CE, the prophet Muhammad's grandson, Husain, led a small band of followers in rebellion against the caliph, Yazid. Husain and his followers were slain at Karbala leading to the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. This book traces the development of the story from the earliest historical sources to the beginning of the 21st century.
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Hyder, Syed Akbar.
Reliving Karbala.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005015099
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Syed Akbar Hyder
ISBN: 0195345932 9780195345933 9780195345933 9780195189308 0195189302 0195373022 9780195373028 1280845988 9781280845987
OCLC Number: 191935891
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 261 pages)
Contents: Notes on Transliteration; Introduction; 1. Visions and Re-visions of Karbala; 2. Mourning in Migrant Spaces; 3. Commemorative Politics and Poetics; 4. Lyrical Martyrdom; 5. Iqbal and Karbala; 6. From Communal to Ecumenical; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Syed Akbar Hyder.
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