Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Shahid Amin

Title   Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint (Ghazi Miyan)

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   14 x 22 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black 2015

ISBN    8125059679 / 9788125059677

Seller ID   102278

Conquest and Community tells the story of the Indo-Turkic warrior saint Ghazi Miyan and his influential cult in the Gangetic plains. A purported nephew of Mahmud of Ghazni, Ghazi Miyan was supposedly martyred in holy war against Hindu kings near Bahraich in modern-day Uttar Pradesh in 1034 CE. Conspicuously absent from contemporary Persian chronicles about his famous uncle, he is, nevertheless, the subject of glowing hagiographies from the seventeenth century onwards, as well as an oral folkloric tradition, which thrives to this day. His cult continues draw pilgrims of varying castes, both Muslim and Hindu, from all over northern India to his shrine in Bahraich. Shahid Amin studies the history and growth of this cult and its manifestations in the tales people tell, the ballads they sing, the shrines they visit and the hagiographies they have written. He also addresses the disquiet and criticism the cult has provoked in both orthodox Hindu and Muslim quarters, for Ghazi Miyan is a complex, sometimes troubling figure, an amalgam of different traditions and tropes that do not always coexist easily. He features in text and folklore both as a pious iconoclast, who smashes Hindu idols and also as a staunch protector of cows and cowherds, a putative brother to Hindu women, and a connoisseur of things Indic from pan to the humble mahua tree.Printed Pages: 348 with b/w illustrations & Tables.

Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint (Ghazi Miyan) Shahid Amin

Price = 17.06 USD


Books of related interest
A Concise Encyclopaedia of North Indian Peasant Life: Being a Compilation from the Writings of William Crooke, J.R. Reid, and G.A. Grierson
Shahid Amin (ed.)
52.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Volume VIII: Life and Death - Mulla
John A. Selbie and Louis H. Gray; Edited By James Hastings
100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Volume IX: Mundas - Phrygians
John A. Selbie and Louis H. Gray; Edited By James Hastings
100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Selected Studies: Presented to the Author By the Staff of the Oriental Institute, Utrecht University, on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday: Volume IV: History of Ancient Indian Religion
J. Gonda
150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Religious Interactions in Mughal India
Vasudha Dalmia and Munis D. Faruqui (eds)
19.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices
Mark Unno (ed.)
17.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching on Voidness
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu; Edited By Santikaro Bhikkhu; Original Translation from the Thai By Dhammavicayo
16.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Rama and Ayodhya
Meenakshi Jain
14.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Geography, Peoples and Geodynamics of India in Puranas and Epics: A Geologist's Interpretations
K.S. Valdiya
27.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Valabhi Temples in North India
Rakesh Tewari
32.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Ek Thi Nadi Saraswati (in Hindi)
K.S. Valdiya
5.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Baroque India: The Neo-Romen Religious Architecture of South Asia: A Global Stylistic Survey
Jose Pereira
44.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie