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Auteur(s) : Taneja, Anand Vivek (1980-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Jinnealogy [Texte imprimé] : time, Islam, and ecological thought in the medieval ruins of Delhi / Anand Vivek Taneja

Publication : Stanford (Calif.) : Stanford university press, copyright 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVI-313 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm

Collection : South Asia in motion

Lien à la collection : South Asia in motion 


Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 277-305. Index
In the ruins of a medieval palace in Delhi, a unique phenomenon occurs: Indians of all castes and creeds meet to socialize and ask the spirits for help. The spirits they entreat are Islamic jinns, and they write out requests as if petitioning the state. At a time when a Hindu right wing government in India is committed to normalizing a view of the past that paints Muslims as oppressors, Anand Vivek Taneja's Jinnealogy provides a fresh vision of religion, identity, and sacrality that runs counter to state-sanctioned history. The ruin, Firoz Shah Kotla, is an unusually democratic religious space, characterized by freewheeling theological conversations, DIY rituals, and the sanctification of animals. Taneja observes the visitors, who come mainly from the Muslim and Dalit neighborhoods of Delhi, and uses their conversations and letters to the jinns as an archive of voices so often silenced. He finds that their veneration of the jinns recalls pre-modern religious traditions in which spiritual experience was inextricably tied to ecological surroundings. In this enchanted space, Taneja encounters a form of popular Islam that is not a relic of bygone days, but a vibrant form of resistance to state repression and post-colonial visions of India.--Publisher description


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- Autre forme du titre : Time, Islam, and ecological thought in the medieval ruins of Delhi


Sujet(s) : Djinns -- Inde -- Delhi (Inde)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Islam -- Inde -- Delhi (Inde)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Antiquités islamiques -- Inde -- Delhi (Inde)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Islam -- Relations -- Hindouisme  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Identifiants, prix et caractéristiques : ISBN 9781503601796. - ISBN 150360179X. - ISBN 9781503603936. - ISBN 1503603938. - ISBN 9781503603950 (erroné) (br.)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb45332099p

Notice n° :  FRBNF45332099 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : Introduction : walking away from the theater of history ; Jinnealogy : archival amnesia and Islamic theology in post-partition Delhi ; Saintly visions : the ethics of elsewhen ; Strange(r)ness ; Desiring women ; Translation ; Stones, snakes, and saints : remembering the vanished sacred geographies of Delhi ; The shifting enchantments of ruins and laws in Delhi ; Conclusion : remnants of despair; traces of hope.

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