Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

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In 680 C.E., a small band of the Prophet Muhammads family and their followers, led by his grandson, Husain, rose up in a rebellion against the ruling caliph, Yazid. The family and its supporters, hopelessly outnumbered, were massacred at Karbala, in modern-day Iraq. The story of Karbala is the cornerstone of institutionalized devotion and mourning for millions of Shii Muslims. Apart from its appeal to the Shii community, invocations of Karbala have also come to govern mystical and reformist discourses in the larger Muslim ...

Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195373028

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Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195189308

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