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

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2001 - History - 408 pages
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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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 ... Read full review

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Contents

PART II ANALYSIS
157
Appendixes
289
Bibliographical Discussion
301
Notes
309
Glossary
357
Bibliography
369
Index
393
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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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