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The Festival of Pīrs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India

Afsar Mohammad


This book is about a popular manifestation of Islamic devotion that embraces a pluralist setting, keeping itself in a dynamic dialogue with non–Muslim practices. With evidence from various public devotional narratives and ritual practices, this book argues that even universal understanding of living Islam remains incomplete, if we do not consider this locally produced pluralized devotional setting that surrounds it. This book seeks to address various aspects of local and localized Islams through an examination of Gugudu’s local and popular transformation of normative Islam, giving particular f ... More

Keywords: local Islam, localized Islam, Muslim public rituals, hybrid pilgrimages, sainthood practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199997589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Afsar Mohammad, author
University of Texas at Austin