Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity Among the Daudi Bohras

University of Chicago Press, 15 apr. 2001 - 408 pagina's
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.

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Mullahs on the mainframe: Islam and modernity among the Daudi Bohras

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Policy adviser to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report, Blank (Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God) here focuses on the Bohras, a community of Shia ... Volledige review lezen

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Good review for someone wanting to know the basics of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2001)

Jonah Blank, an anthropologist, is South Asia policy advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God: Retracing the Ramayana through India. He has taught anthropology at Harvard University, covered India and Pakistan as a senior editor of U.S. News and World Report, provided commentary for the BBC, and written for publications ranging from the New Yorker to Foreign Affairs.

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