Everyday Shi'ism in South Asia

1. South Asian "Lovers" of the Ahl-e Bait: Hindu and Non-Shiʻi Traditions of Devotion -- 2. "Come, and Cry, because ʻAshura Is Today": Shiʻi Literary Aesthetics -- 3. In the House of the Tenth: Spaces of Shiʻi Devotion -- 4. Metal Hands and Stone Footprints: Shiʻi Material Practi...

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Main Author: Ruffle, Karen G.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Hoboken Wiley 2021
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Asia / Shi'ah
Further subjects:B Shīʻah Customs and practices
B Shīʻah (India)
B Religious Life Shīʻah
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Summary:1. South Asian "Lovers" of the Ahl-e Bait: Hindu and Non-Shiʻi Traditions of Devotion -- 2. "Come, and Cry, because ʻAshura Is Today": Shiʻi Literary Aesthetics -- 3. In the House of the Tenth: Spaces of Shiʻi Devotion -- 4. Metal Hands and Stone Footprints: Shiʻi Material Practice -- 5. Every Place Is Karbala, Every Day Is ʻAshura: South Asian Muharram Rituals -- 6. Tasting Sorrow before Joy: Vow-Making and Festive Occasions -- Afterword -- Teaching Appendix -- Glossary -- Index.
"Everyday Shi'ism in South Asia is an introduction to the everyday lived experiences of Shi'i women and men in South Asia. This text introduces and contextualizes ritual performances, material objects and their practices, festivals, literature and aesthetics, vow-making, and festivals of South Asian Shi'a through primary sources, ethnographic data, and images. Everyday Shi'ism includes rituals and traditions of devotion to the Imams and Ahl-e Bait (the family of the Prophet Muhammad) among Hindus and Sufi-oriented Sunnis. By focusing on the idea of the everyday, this book considers the diverse ways that the Shi'a are participants in and contributors to South Asian religious culture and history, as well as to a broader Islamic humanistic tradition"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1119357144