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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localised cultural values shape gender roles. The author focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem, martyred in battle before their marriage was consummated. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ruffle, Karen G.
Gender, sainthood, & everyday practice in South Asian Shi'ism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011000070
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen G Ruffle
ISBN: 9780807877975 0807877972 9781469602981 1469602989
OCLC Number: 778434408
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Transliteration; INTRODUCTION; 1 SAINTS ARE "REAL" PEOPLE: Imitable Sainthood in Shi'ism; 2 GOD'S STRONG WOMEN: Female & Feminine in Shi'i Sainthood; 3 THE SADDEST STORY EVER TOLD: Translating Karbala through Feminine Voices & Emotions into a Deccani Shi'i Idiom; 4 A BRIDE OF ONE NIGHT, A WIDOW FOREVER: Text & Ritual Performance in the Constitution of an Idealized South Asian Shi'i Selfhood; 5 WHO COULD MARRY AT A TIME LIKE THIS?: Debating the Mehndi ki Majlis in Hyderabad; Glossary; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z. NotesBibliography; 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.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Other Titles: Gender, sainthood, and everyday practice in South Asian Shi'ism
Responsibility: Karen G. Ruffle.

Abstract:

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localised cultural values shape gender roles. The author focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem, martyred in battle before their marriage was consummated. She argues that hagiography, an important textual tradition in Islam, plays a dynamic role in constructing the memory, piety, and social sensibilities of a Shi'i community.

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