By Pnina Werbner

The ongoing energy of Sufism as a residing embodied postcolonial truth demanding situations the argument that Sufism has 'died' in recent years. all through India and Bangladesh, Sufi shrines exist in either the agricultural and concrete components, from the remotest wasteland to the trendy Asian urban, mendacity contrary banks and skyscrapers.
This booklet illuminates the extraordinary resilience of South Asian Sufi saints and their cults within the face of radical monetary and political dislocations and breaks new flooring in present examine. It addresses the newest debates at the come upon among Islam and modernity and offers very important new comparative ethnographic material.
Embodying Charisma re-examines a few simple options within the sociology and anthropology of faith and the association of spiritual routine.

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