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Lines in water : religious boundaries in South Asia /
edited by Eliza F. Kent and Tazim R. Kassam.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2013.
xiii, 412 p.
081563319X (cloth : alk. paper), 9780815633198 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2013.
081563319X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815633198 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This collection examines the projections and fantasies, conflict and cooperation, and borrowing and purifying that takes place around religious boundaries in South Asia and in the South Asian diaspora.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Attractive Boundaries
Sufis and Movie Stars: Charismatic Muslims for Middle-Class Hindusp. 39
An Other's World: Healing at Husain Tekri Sharifp. 57
Vavar Swami: A Hindu-Muslim Saint of Keralap. 78
Porous Boundaries
Syncretism and Sin: An Independent Christian Church in Colonial South Indiap. 101
The Living Tradition of Ismaili Ginans: Negotiating Cultures in Poetry and Performancep. 125
Liminal Hindus: Disputed Boundaries and Their Impacts on Sindhi Hindusp. 159
Firmly Drawn Boundaries
Mapping Boundaries: The Science of Knowing Communal Identity in British Cartographyp. 187
In a Single House: Fluid Boundaries in Performed Urdu Poetryp. 213
Fluid Boundaries and the Assertion of Difference in Low-Caste Religious Identityp. 239
Transcending Boundaries
Religious Healing and Ritual Relationships at a Religious Crossroads in South Indiap. 271
"Ainn-Bai's Sarvadharm Yatra": A Mix of Experiencesp. 300
From Liminal to Social in the Modern Age: Transcendent Sacrality and Social Service in the Aghor Traditionp. 330
Indian Arrival Day: Shifting Boundaries in the Celebration of a National Holiday in Trinidadp. 356
Contributorsp. 391
Indexp. 395
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