Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras / Edition 1

Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras / Edition 1

by Jonah Blank
ISBN-10:
0226056775
ISBN-13:
9780226056777
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
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Overview

Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras / Edition 1

In Jonah Blank's important, myth-shattering book, the West gets its first look at the Daudi Bohras, a unique Muslim denomination who have found the core of their religious beliefs largely compatible with modern ideology. Combining orthodox Muslim prayer, dress, and practice with secular education, relative gender equality, and Internet use, this community serves as a surprising reminder that the central values of "modernity" are hardly limited to the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226056777
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 426
Sales rank: 934,764
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I - Ethnography
1. Historical Background: The Roots of the Faith
2. Rituals of a Daudi Bohra Life
3. Rituals of the Daudi Bohra Year
4. Bohra Domestic Life: Kinship, Sex, and the Status of Women
5. Qasr-e Ali: The Royals
Part II - Analysis
6. Maintenance of Spiritual and Political Hegemony
7. Specifics of Orthopraxy: Dress and Economics
8. Education
9. Dissidents and Control
10. Conclusion
Appendixes
1. Line of Musta'li Tayyibi Ismaili Imams
2. Line of Daudi Bohra Da'is
3. Questionnaire Used for Issuing Certificates of Orthopraxy
4. Analysis of Gulshan-e Malumat Data
5. Kinship Ties of the Daudi Bohra Da'is
Bibliographic Discussion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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