Boivin, M. and Delage, R., Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia. Shrines, journeys and wanderers, London: Routledge, 2016.
“The book discusses the role of popular Islam in structuring individual and collective identities in contemporary South Asia. It identifies similarities and differences between the worship of saints and the pattern of religious attendance to tombs and mausoleums in South Asian Sufism and Shi`ism. Inspired by new advances in the field of ritual and pilgrimage studies, the book demonstrates that religious gatherings are spaces of negotiation and redefinitions of religious Continue reading Book: Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia by Michel Boivin and Rémy Delage →
We made an announcement in a previous post about the 12th EASA biennal international conference held in Nanterre University in France (10-13 July 2012). In the workshop entitled “Muslim Saints, Dreams, and Veneration of Shrines”, organized by Dr.I.Edagr (Dept. Anthropology, University of Durham, UK) and Dr.P. Khosronejad (Dept. Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, Scotland), there will be several interesting papers: Continue reading Workshop: Muslim Saints, Dreams, and Veneration of Shrines (EASA 2012) →