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By Carla Bellamy

The violent partitioning of British India alongside spiritual traces and ongoing communalist aggression have pressured Indian electorate to take care of the idea that an unique, mounted spiritual identification is key to selfhood. nonetheless, Muslim saint shrines referred to as dargahs allure a religiously varied diversity of pilgrims. during this obtainable and groundbreaking ethnography, Carla Bellamy lines the long term therapeutic procedures of Muslim and Hindu devotees of a fancy of dargahs in northwestern India. Drawing on pilgrims’ narratives, ritual and daily practices, archival files, and well known courses in Hindi and Urdu, Bellamy considers questions about the character of faith ordinarily and Indian faith specifically. Grounded in tales from person lives and reports, The robust Ephemeral bargains not just a humane, hugely readable portrait of dargah tradition, but in addition new perception into notions of selfhood and spiritual distinction in modern India.

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