In Amma's Healing Room: Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India (BOK)

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

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In Amma's Healing Room is a compelling study of the life and thought of a female Muslim spiritual healer in Hyderabad, South India. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger describes Amma's practice as a form of vernacular Islam arising in a particular locality, one in which the boundaries between Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity are fluid. In the "healing room," Amma meets a diverse clientele that includes men and women, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian, of varied social backgrounds, who bring a wide range of physical, social, and psychological afflictions. Flueckiger collaborated closely with Amma and relates to her at different moments as daughter, disciple, and researcher. The result is a work of insight and compassion that challenges widely held views of religion and gender in India and reveals the creativity of a tradition often portrayed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike as singular and monolithic.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253218377
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 494 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Gender studies: women