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Reliving Karbala: martyrdom in South Asian memory

Reliving Karbala: martyrdom in South Asian memory

Hyder, Syed Akbar

The story of Karbala is the cornerstone of institutionalized devotion and mourning for millions of Shii Muslims. The author examines the myriad ways that the Karbala symbol has provided inspiration in South Asia, home to the world's largest Muslim population. Rather than a unfied reading of Islam, author reveals multiple, sometimes conflicting, understandings of the meaning of Islamic religious...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

USD 37.75

Title: Reliving Karbala: martyrdom in South Asian memory

Author: Hyder, Syed Akbar

ISBN 13: 9780195189308

ISBN 10: 0195189302

Year: 2006

Pages etc.: xvi,262p., bibl., ind., 25cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: New York

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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