Conversions and Shifting Identities: Ramdev Pir and the Ismailis in Rajasthan

By: Dominique-Sila Khan

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Contents: Foreword. Introduction. I. Nizari Ismailism and the Nizar Panth: 1. The Ismailis in the Indian subcontinent: exchanges and confrontations. 2. Ramdev and other Rajput Pirs: the Nizari Dawa in Rajasthan. 3. Hindu and Muslim Pirs: the community fragmented. 4. Hymns and rituals : a comparative study of the Nizarpanthi and Khoja religious literatures and ceremonies. 5. Ismailism and the Harijans. II. Other forgotten branches of Ismailism: secession and dissidence: 6. Ai Mata and the Ai Panth of Bilara.7. Jambha Pir, the Prahladvanshis and the Bishnoi Panth. 8. Jasnath, the Siddhs and the Jasnathi Sampraday. 9. The Nizari Dawa and the Nath Sampraday. 10. Ram and Rahim: Nizari Ismailism and the Sant Parampara. Conclusion. Bibliography. Indexes. "Using a combination of ethnographic data based on the description of shrines and rituals and of popular literature, this book seeks to investigate Hindu 'folk' traditions in Rajasthan (especially cults associated with Ramdev, Jambha, Jasnath, Ai Mata), where the presence of Muslim elements is conspicuous. The author reaches the conclusion that the followers of these cults had originally been converted to Ismailism during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by missionaries acting under the direction of the central Ismaili dawa in the Multan region. Printed Pages: 294

Title: Conversions and Shifting Identities: Ramdev Pir and the Ismailis in Rajasthan

Author Name: Dominique-Sila Khan

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173044899

ISBN 13: 9788173044892

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200858

Keywords: Conversions and Shifting Identities: Ramdev Pir and the Ismailis in Rajasthan Dominique-Sila Khan