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Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi'ism (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

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Synopsis:

In this study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India, Karen Ruffle demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender roles. Ruffle focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held on 7 Muharram to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem.

About the Author

Karen G. Ruffle is assistant professor of history of religions and women's and gender studies at the University of Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469613710
Author:
Ruffle, Karen G.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
south asian shi ism
Subject:
gender roles and cultural values in south asia
Subject:
hagiography in south asia
Subject:
socioethical role models to shi i muslims
Subject:
women s religious practices in shi i islam
Subject:
Hyderabadi rituals
Subject:
Islam - Shi'a
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » India
Religion » Islam » Shi'a
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"Synopsis" by , In this study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India, Karen Ruffle demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender roles. Ruffle focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held on 7 Muharram to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem.

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