New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015
Edition: First Indian Edition
Seller ID: 037923
Women Mystics and Sufi Shrines in India combines historical data with years of ethnographic fieldwork to investigate women’s participation in the culture of Sufi shrines in India and the manner in which this participation both complicates and sustains traditional conceptions of Islamic womanhood. Kelly Pemberton grounds her firsthand research into India’s Sufi shrines and saints by setting her observations against the historical backdrop of colonist-era discourses by British civil servants. Orientalist scholars, and Muslim reformists and the assumptive portrayals of women’s activities in... View More...