Managing Piety

Hardcover | March 4, 2016

byLinus Strothmann

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The shrine of Ali Hajveri (known as Data Ganj Bakhsh) in Lahore, Pakistan, is one of the South Asia's most important Sufi sites. Based on original material gathered by the author, the book gives an account of various developments associated with this shrine, with particular focus on therelationship between the state, public space, the secular, and the religious, as well as giving detailed accounts of the economy, management, and social impact of the shrine. This study aims to be a significant contribution, especially because it fills a lacuna in the study of Sufism in South Asiaparticularly in Pakistan. No in-depth study of the Data Ganj Bakhsh Shrine has been conducted previously, hence, in that sense, this book may be considered as seminal work on the topic.

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The shrine of Ali Hajveri (known as Data Ganj Bakhsh) in Lahore, Pakistan, is one of the South Asia's most important Sufi sites. Based on original material gathered by the author, the book gives an account of various developments associated with this shrine, with particular focus on therelationship between the state, public space, the ...

Linus Strothmann is a Lecturer at the Institute for Geographical Sciences, Freie Universitat Berlin. He completed his PhD in 2013 from the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universitat Berlin. He has written various research articles on Sufism and state-run shrines in Pakistan. His other areas of research incl...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:March 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199402981

ISBN - 13:9780199402984

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