By Razia Sultanova

Women have typically performed an integral part in Islam all through critical Asia - the mammoth sector from the Caspian Sea to Siberia. With this ground-breaking and unique examine, Razia Sultanova examines the stories of Muslim girls within the sector and the ways that faith has formed their day-by-day lives and maintains to take action this present day. From Shamanism to Sufism explores the basic interaction among non secular trust and the cultural history of track and dance and is the 1st ebook to concentration quite at the position of ladies. Ritual and song are on the middle of primary Asian and Islamic tradition, not just at weddings and funerals yet in all features of way of life. via her in-depth research of those features of cultural lifestyles inside principal Asian society, From Shamanism to Sufism bargains vital insights into the lives of the societies within the sector. The position of girls has usually been overlooked in stories of non secular tradition and this booklet fills an important hole, restoring girls to their rightful old and cultural context. it is going to be crucial examining for someone with a significant curiosity within the background or faith of important Asia or in international Islam.

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