Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literature of South Asia

Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literature of South Asia

by Ali S. Asani, Ali Sultaan Asani
     
 

The devotional and mystical literature of the Ismailis in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent is a little known but rich seam of creativity in the cultural heritage of Islam. The book focuses on the Ginans, a large corpus of hymns and poems composed in a variety of Indic languages and attributed to a series of preacher-saints who propagated the Ismaili form of Islam in

Overview

The devotional and mystical literature of the Ismailis in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent is a little known but rich seam of creativity in the cultural heritage of Islam. The book focuses on the Ginans, a large corpus of hymns and poems composed in a variety of Indic languages and attributed to a series of preacher-saints who propagated the Ismaili form of Islam in the subcontinent over several centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647581
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Ali S. Asani is Professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Languages and Cultures at Harvard University.

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