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Living Islam: Muslim Religious Experience in Pakistan's North-West Frontier

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Publisher Comments:

'Popular representations of Pakistan\'s North-West Frontier have long featured simplistic images of tribal blood feuds, fanatical religion, and the seclusion of women. The rise to power of the radical Taliban regime in neighboring Afghanistan enhanced the region\'s reputation as a place of anti-Western militancy. Immersed in the lives of the Frontier\'s villagers for more than ten years, Magnus Marsden\'s evocative study of the Chitral region challenges all these stereotypes. His exploration contributes much to understanding religion and politics within and beyond the Muslim societies of southern Asia.'

Synopsis:

'What does it mean to be a good Muslim? Magnus Marsden challenges the assumption that Muslims in northern Pakistan unthinkingly support the teachings of radical Islamist movements. In this extraordinary insider account, he documents how Chitral Muslims practise their religion through a complex interaction between mind and spirit.\n

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Synopsis:

Marsden's book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Rowshan: Chitral village life; 3. Emotions upside-down: affection and Islam; 4. The play of the mind: debating village Muslims; 5. Mahfils and musicians: new Muslims in Markaz; 6. Rowshan's amulet making ulama; 7. To eat or not to eat: Ismai'lis and Sunnis in Rowshan; 8. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521617659
Author:
Marsden, Magnus
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Religious life and customs
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Chitråal District (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
297
Dimensions:
8.04x6.26x.75 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'What does it mean to be a good Muslim? Magnus Marsden challenges the assumption that Muslims in northern Pakistan unthinkingly support the teachings of radical Islamist movements. In this extraordinary insider account, he documents how Chitral Muslims practise their religion through a complex interaction between mind and spirit.\n

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"Synopsis" by , Marsden's book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond.
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