Ismaili Hymns from South Asia: An Introduction to the Ginans Christopher Shackle

ISBN: 9780700711468

Published: July 26th 2000

Hardcover

258 pages


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Ismaili Hymns from South Asia: An Introduction to the Ginans  by  Christopher Shackle

Ismaili Hymns from South Asia: An Introduction to the Ginans by Christopher Shackle
July 26th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 258 pages | ISBN: 9780700711468 | 9.23 Mb

The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of theMoreThe Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world.

Even less is generally known about the hymns, called ginans, which have historically formed so central an element in the religious life and rituals of the Ismaili community. The principal aim of this anthology is to fill this gap by providing a sympathetic introduction to this still largely unexplored tradition of South Asian devotional literature, and to draw attention to the many features of remarkable interest which it contains.



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