By Michel Boivin,Remy Delage

The Muslim shrine is on the crossroad of many techniques related to society and tradition. it's the position the place a saint – frequently a Sufi - is buried, and it really works as a chief social issue, with the facility of integrating or rejecting humans and teams, and as a replicate reflecting the intricacies of a society.

The e-book discusses the position of well known Islam in structuring person and collective identities in modern South Asia. It identifies similarities and transformations among the worship of saints and the trend of spiritual attendance to tombs and mausoleums in South Asian Sufism and Shi`ism. encouraged through new advances within the box of formality and pilgrimage stories, the ebook demonstrates that non secular gatherings are areas of negotiation and redefinitions of spiritual identification and of the proposal of sainthood. Drawing from a wide corpus of vernacular and colonial assets, in addition to the sign up of well known literature and ethnographic statement, the authors describe how spiritual identities are co-constructed throughout the administration of rituals, and are consistently renegotiated via discourses and non secular practices.

By permitting scholars, researchers and lecturers to significantly comprehend the complexity of spiritual areas in the international of renowned and devotional Islam, this geographical re-mapping of Muslim non secular gatherings in modern South Asia contributes to a brand new realizing of South Asian and Islamic Studies.

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